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Trial delayed for Ohio mom accused of suffocating 3 sons

FILE – In this Aug. 20, 2015, file photo, Brittany Pilkington, right, and her attorney, Marc Triplett, listen if a judge sets a bond in Bellefontaine, Ohio. An Ohio judge has delayed the trial of Pilkington, a woman accused of suffocating her three young sons out of jealousy at the attention her husband gave them. The judge granted the extension on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, and ordered, that all motions be submitted by 17 March. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins, File)

(Associated Press)

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio – An Ohio judge has delayed the trial of a woman accused of suffocating her three young sons out of jealousy at the attention her husband gave them.

The test for the 24-year-old Brittany Pilkington was scheduled to begin March 10. Pilkington’s lawyers said they needed more time to prepare and asked the Bellefontaine (behl-FOWN’-tihn) right for a sequel. The judge granted the extension on Wednesday, and ordered all motions to be submitted by 17 March.

A new trial date is not yet scheduled.

Pilkington, of Bellefontaine, pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges. The authorities claim Pilkington killed her toddler son and twin babies over a 13-month period. The prosecutors have said Pilkington known that all three murders.

The next hearing in the case is scheduled for March 20.

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