Middletown mother gives her version of son’s death in police interrogation video

During an hours-long police interview on the same day Brittany Gosney told police a fake story about her 6-year-old son being missing, the mother of three routed through her purse, applied lip balm, filed her nails, yawned, slumped on the table and sipped on a Pepsi before detectives got her version of James Hutchison’s murder.

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After pleading guilty to murder and two counts of felony child endangering, Gosney was sentenced in Butler County Common Pleas Court last week to life in prison with parole eligibility after 21 years. Hamilton will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to kidnapping, felony child abuse and gross abuse of a corpse.

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After talking with Hamilton, the detective told Gosney that her boyfriend was giving a different version of what happened.

“I am very concerned ... not only for your boy, I am very concerned there is something you are not telling me,” Hoover tells Gosney.

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When Gosney continues to say James had a nightmare, something about seeing shadow, Hoover asks why she didn’t tell him these details before.

After another discussion with Hamilton, Hoover and Detective Tom McIntosh returned.

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