Brittany Pilkington, 23, confessed to killing her three young sons over the past year, and the motive behind the murders is very disturbing.
According to WBNS, Brittany Pilkington, 23, killed her three sons because her husband paid too much attention to the boys and not enough to her or their 3 year old daughter.
The truth behind the murders came out after Pilkington called 911 to report her 3 month old son had stopped breathing..
Police questioned Pilkington because the deaths of all three children followed a similar pattern. Brittany broke down and told police she suffocated all three by putting a blanket over their heads: Noah, 3 months when he died Tuesday; Gavin, who died in April at age 4; and Niall, 3 months, when he died in July last year.
“In her mind, she was protecting her daughter from being not as loved as the boys were by their father,” Logan County prosecutor William Goslee told the Columbus Dispatch.
Pilkington’s daughter, 3-year-old Hailey, was placed in protective custody with a county welfare agency.