New Jersey Twins Have Different Fathers, Says Judge
Apparently, it’s medically possible for a set of twins to have different fathers. According to the New York Daily News, Passaic County Superior Court Judge Sohail Mohammad ruled on Monday that a set of twin girls born in January of 2013 are actually half-sisters.
The bizarre occurrence was revealed when the woman took the man she believed to be the father of her twin daughters to court for child support. After submitting to DNA testing, she learned that the man was only the father of one child.
Though rare, a situation like this can occur when a woman has sexual intercourse with two men during the same menstrual cycle, and two eggs are fertilized separately by each man.
In court, the woman explained that she had sex with both men within a one-week span. Court documents show that the confirmed father in this case has been ordered to pay $28 per week in child support.
Information about the paternity of the other child has not been disclosed.