Good Things in Threes

11/03/1998 at 12:00 AM EST

A Baltimore woman has given birth to triplets for the second time in less than two years, defying odds of about one in 50 million. Crystal Cornick, 19, who says she was not on fertility drugs, gave birth on Tuesday to Ariel, Tyler and Tyree -- her fourth, fifth and sixth children -- at the University of Maryland Hospital. Cornick and her fiancé, Richard Williams, 22, told the Associated Press that he was in shock when she told him the news. "I said, 'No, you're lying, stop lying,' " said Williams. Cornick said her pastor assured her, "You should feel lucky to have them, because some people can't have children and you're lucky to be blessed with three at once. So that kind of put me at ease."

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