Mum killed sons because husband gave them more attention than daughter

A YOUNG mum is facing the death penalty after confessing to killing her three sons because her husband gave them more attention than their daughter.

Brittany Pilkington from Ohio admitted to suffocating her four-year-old boy and two three-month-old sons over a 13-month period.

The 23-year-old allegedly murdered the young boys in an attempt to make her husband show their three-year-old daughter more attention.


She has been charged with three counts of murder, charges which carry the death penalty, however she is unlikely to be executed because of her abusive childhood and suffered through a controlling relationship with her husband, who previously dated her mother, the Mirror reports.