Bellefontaine mother confesses to killing her three young sons

Police in Bellefontaine say they charged a woman with murder after she confessed to killing her three young sons over the past 13 months.

Authorities say 23-year-old Brittany Pilkington was charged with three counts of murder and jailed yesterday. She's accused in Tuesday morning's death of 3-month-old Noah Pilkington, as well as Gavin Pilkington, who was 4 when he died on April 6, and Niall Pilkington, who was 3 months old when he died on July 22, 2014.

Officers went to the family's apartment early yesterday morning after a 911 call that Noah wasn't breathing. Authorities already were investigating the deaths of Niall and Gavin. Logan County Prosecutor William Goslee is quoted in the Columbus Dispatch as saying the mother told him she suffocated the boys, he says in her mind, "she was protecting her daughter from being not as loved as the boys were by their father."