Ohio

Genetic testing sought for Ohio mom charged in sons' deaths

Lawyers for an Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three young sons say they don't oppose genetic testing sought by prosecutors.

The Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/29Ph6zD ) reports prosecutors want a blood sample from 24-year-old Brittany Pilkington to rule out genetic disorders as a cause of death for the toddler and two infants.

The Bellefontaine (behl-FOWN'-tihn) woman's attorneys say she doesn't oppose that but wants her husband and their 5-year-old daughter tested with her and the boys.

Prosecutors allege Pilkington killed the boys over a 13-month period out of jealousy at the attention her husband gave the boys.

Defense attorneys want a judge to throw out Pilkington's confession, split the case into three trials and remove the death penalty as a possibility.

A judge might consider those requests this week.

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