Ohio

Ohio woman accused of suffocating 3 sons over 13 months wants trial moved because of publicity

The lawyer for an Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three sons over a 13-month period wants her trial moved to another county.

The Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/1Rm3sQF) reports 23-year-old Brittany Pilkington's attorney says in court filings that extensive media coverage would prevent a fair trial in Logan County. The prosecutor says an impartial jury can be seated there.

The Bellefontaine (behl-FOWN'-tihn) woman has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges. Her trial is March 7.

Authorities say Pilkington confessed to killing her sons and was jealous of attention her husband paid the boys. He has pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager.

The Associated Press generally doesn't identify possible victims of sexual assault, but Pilkington's name and image have been widely published.

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Information from: Springfield News-Sun, http://www.springfieldnewssun.com