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6:03 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Trial Begins for Tennesee Mom Accused of Killing Newborn Twins

Credit Sumner County Sheriff's Office

The trial of a Hendersonville woman charged with murder in the smothering deaths of her newborn twins got underway Tuesday morning.

Twenty-six-year-old Lindsay Lowe told police she hid her pregnancy from everyone. She said she gave birth to the boys at home on Sept. 12, 2011, and smothered them so her parents would not hear their cries.

Police have said the baby's father was a family friend, not Lowe's fiance.

District Attorney General Ray Whitley has said he plans to argue the affair gave Lowe a motive to conceal her pregnancy by killing the twins. Defense attorneys have argued that Lowe was mentally ill.

On Monday, a jury of seven men and five women was seated. Prosecutors have said they will not seek the death penalty.