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Police: Mother Admitted To Killing Twin Newborn Boys

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by Kim Gebbia

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – Police said a Hendersonville mother has admitted to killing her twin newborn boys by suffocating them after they were born at her home so her parents wouldn't hear them crying.

According to the court affidavit, 25-year-old Lindsey Lowe knew she was pregnant when she gave birth to the full term baby boys. She said she told no one about the pregnancy and never saw a doctor.

Lowe was a graduate from Western Kentucky University, a dental office employee and this past weekend, a bridesmaid in a sorority sister's wedding.

Her coworkers at a Nashville dentist office didn't even know she was pregnant.

"So many lives are ruined, it's a tragedy for everybody," said co-worker Susan Harris.

They said they are shocked and saddened by the news and the disturbing details revealed in a confession to police.

"We are all shocked and saddened and pray for her and her family," said another co-worker Michelle Stainback.

On Monday around 10:30 p.m. Lowe told police she gave birth to a baby in the toilet. When the baby started to cry, Lowe was apparently concerned her parents would hear.

Lowe admitted to police she held her hand over the baby's mouth to keep it from crying – and kept her hand in place for several minutes until the baby was dead.

Minutes later the second baby was born in the same way. When it was delivered, Lowe told police both babies were together in the toilet.

The affidavit said Lowe told police the second child was crying, but not as loud. She said she put her hand over the baby's mouth like the other and waited for the child to die. Lowe told police the second baby died quicker than the first.

Lowe then told police she placed both dead babies in a laundry basket and covered them with towels to keep them from being discovered.

Her father, Mark Lowe, found one of the babies in the laundry basket on Wednesday and called police. The second baby was later found.

Officials arrested the woman at her place of work. They said during an interview with police, Lindsey Lowe admitted to killing the babies by suffocating them.

Lowe was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. She was being held without bond and undergoing a medical evaluation.

"This brings us down to that question that everyone is asking, why? And I can't give you the answer for," said Lt. Scott Ryan with Hendersonville Police.

While that is still unclear, Lowe's had an outpouring of support on her Facebook page. Others used it as a podium for their anger at the death of two innocent babies.

Something that is difficult for most to understand.

"I have tried to put myself in that position over and over last night and you know don't know what they are thinking, what they are going through. But if there is anyone out there going through this you hope that they would reach out to someone," Harris said.

Investigators said the babies both appeared to be full term and weighed about 5 to 6 pounds each. Their bodies were taken to the state medical examiner's office in Nashville for autopsies.

Friends tell us Lowe has been engaged to her college boyfriend since 2008. Police were working to determine the identity of the father and conducting paternity tests.

Lowe has her first bond hearing Monday morning, and her first court hearing is scheduled for September 28.

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