2021-05-31 21:38:31 UTC
Research shows that the odds of a set of twins being conceived
from two separate fathers is 1 in 13,000, and yet a paternity
test has revealed thats exactly what happened in one New Jersey
According to court documents, the mother, identified only as
T.M., gave birth to twin girls January 2013 and named a man,
identified as A.S., the father of both children when she
applied for child support. But when she revealed she had sex
with both A.S. and another man within a week of each other,
social services requested a DNA test.
DNA expert Dr. Karl-Hanz Wurzinger testified that the test
results delivered in November 2014 revealed there was a 99.9
percent chance that the two eggs were fertilized from two
different fathers during the same menstrual cycle.
A 1997 study authored by Wurzinger suggests theres a 1 in
13,000 chance of the incidence, based on reported paternity
tests involving twins.
The New Jersey paternity case is the states first to feature
two fathers with a set of twins, and the third nationwide.
In light of the test results, judge Sohail Mohammed ruled that
A.S. does not have to pay child support for the twin he didnt
father, and pay $28 a week for the one he did. The other twins
father has not been named.