It is said that a mother has unconditional love for her child no matter what. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case in Ohio as a mother reportedly lied to authorities about her son and had instead killed him.
As reported by the Washington Post, Brittany Gosney and her boyfriend, James Hamilton, went to a Middletown, Ohio police station on Sunday morning, informing them that they couldn’t locate her 6-year-old son, James Hutchinson. Police began the search for the missing child shortly after the complaint was registered.
After an investigation, it was found that the mother had actually lied to the authorities. The mother had reportedly run over the child with her car and Gosney and Hamilton later dumped his body in the Ohio River to cover their tracks.
Gosney has since been charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with evidence, while Hamilton is facing charges of abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Two more children who lived with the couple have been taken away by state authorities.
Middletown Police Chief David Birk had this to say during a news conference:
“The mother is not showing much remorse at this time. But she has confessed to doing this. She’s not really saying what the motive was.”
The police began to get suspicious after it took so long for the couple to file a missing report.
“It was a little unusual because usually when you have a missing child, the first thing you do as parents is to contact the police,” Birk said. “They said he was missing since Saturday night.”
The boy’s father told the Dayton Daily News the following:
“I don’t know how to process this. I want justice for him, that’s what I want.”
It is likely the mother will be serving a very long sentence in prison for her horrible act.