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Two Fathers, Mother Fight Over Custody Of Twins

Thu., May 18, 1995

A medical anomaly - 8-month-old fraternal twins with different fathers - is the backdrop for a custody battle involving the girls’ mother, boyfriend and estranged husband.

DNA tests show the husband fathered one girl and the boyfriend fathered the other, said lawyer John Ciccolella, who represents the husband. The tests say neither man could have fathered the other girl.

The identities of the adults and the twins are being withheld by the lawyers.

El Paso County District Judge John Hall is deciding who should get custody. He is expected to issue a temporary order next week.

For this medical anomaly to occur, the mother would have to ovulate twice in one cycle and have intercourse with both men around the time she ovulated.

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