This pretty much goes against everything you thought you knew about fertilization, child conception and birth. There was a time when you thought once the egg is fertilized, the uterus closes shop for nine months or thereabout. But that is not the case anymore.
According to a DNA result and court documents, a New Jersey 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.
The DNA 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 there’s a 1 in 13,000 chance of the incidence, based on reported paternity tests involving twins.
The New Jersey paternity case is the state’s first to feature two fathers with a set of twins, and the third nationwide. NJ.com reported.
In light of the test results, judge Sohail Mohammed ruled that “A.S.” does not have to pay child support for the twin he didn’t father, and pay $28 a week for the one he did. The other twin’s father has not been named.