Mother accused of killing 6-year-old son competent for trial

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Middletown, Ohio: Earlier today Judge Noah Powers II found 29-year-old Brittany Gosney competent to stand trial after a forensic psychological evaluation hearing.

 

As a result Gosney will no longer be able to plead not guilty by reason of insanity for her part in the February 26 killing of her 6-year-old son James Hutchinson.

 

Gosney's attorney, David Washington will not pursue a second psychological evaluation telling the gathered press after the hearing, "that wasn't necessary."

 

Gosney is scheduled to be back in court on May 24.

 

James Hutchinson's body has not been recovered from the Ohio River.

 

Both Gosney and her boyfriend, James Hamilton have been indicted on 31 felonies related to the death of James and the attempt to abandon the other two children.

 

They are both charged with multiple counts of child endangerment, tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse, kidnapping and abduction. Gosney faces charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter.

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