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Brittany Gosney biography: 13 things about James Robert Hutchinson’s mother from Middletown, Ohio

Brittany Gosney (©Middletown Police Department)

Brittany Gosney (©Middletown Police Department)

Brittany Gosney is a white woman from Ohio, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She and Lewis Hutchinson had a son named James Robert Hutchinson, who was born in 2014 . In 2021, James Robert was a first-grader at Rosa Parks Elementary School in Middletown, Ohio. (a)
  2. Aside from James Robert, she has three other children. She lost custody to one of them, who has been in foster care and adopted. (a) (b)
  3. She lived in Middletown with her boyfriend James Russell Hamilton and her three children, who were in and out of Middletown City Schools. The family occasionally lived in hotels. (a)
  4. In February 2021, her sister Heather Gosney saw Hutchinson on a video call. Not long after the call, she blocked Heather her and the rest of her family, according to the sister. (c)
  5. She told police that Hamilton had been pressuring her to “get rid of her kids” so on February 26, 2021, she drove from Middletown to Preble County, Ohio with her three children with a plan to abandon them at the Rush Run Wildlife Area in Preble County but ended up leaving only Hutchinson. She claimed that as she drove away, the boy tried to hold on to her car so she dragged him until he let go. She said that 30 minutes later, she returned to the park where she found him dead, picked him up, drove back to their Middletown home and kept the corpse in an upstairs bedroom. (a) (b)
  6. She told police that on the afternoon of February 27, 2021, she drove from Middletown to Lawrenceburg, Indiana, USA with Hamilton, who helped her dump Hutchinson’s body in the Ohio River near the I-275 bridge. By March 1, 2021, the boy’s body had not been recovered. His father Lewis said, “I don’t understand what would drive someone to be a monster like that.” (a) (b) (d) (e)
  7. At around 10:15 a.m. on February 28, 2021, she and Hamilton went to the Middletown Police Department station to report James Robert missing. She and her boyfriend could not agree on when they had last seen her son. A few hours later, she confessed to killing the boy and showed not much remorse, according to Middletown Police Department chief David Birk(a) (b)
  8. Her sister Heather believed she was covering up for Hamilton. Heather said, “I didn’t see how she’s going to make murder her first charge ever in her life but if it does come down to where they prove her then 100 percent guilty, then I have no choice but to believe it.” (c)
  9. After her and Hamilton’s arrests on February 28, 2021, her two other children, who were then both second-graders, were removed from their Middletown home and placed with a foster family. (a) (b)
  10. She was 29 years old and Hamilton was 42 when they were both held at the Middletown City Jail. She was charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence while he was charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.  (a) (b) 
  11. During her arraignment on March 1, 2021 in Middletown Municipal Court, she told the judge she did not fully understand her rights because she had a learning disability. But according to Birk, “She seems to be communicating fine. She understands right from wrong. She understands her constitutional rights.” Both she and Hamilton pleaded not guilty. (b) (d) (e)
  12. During the arraignment on March 1, 2021, Her bond was set at $1 million while his bond was set at $100,000. (d)
  13. She and Hamilton will appear in court at 1:30 p.m. on March 8, 2021. (b)


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