HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – The Hendersonville woman accused of killing her newborn twins last week has been released from the Sumner County jail on bond.
25-year-old Lindsey Lowe was bonded out just before 6 p.m. Tuesday. Pellegrin said her grandparents offered up their home as collateral for the $250,000 bond.
She was released into the custody of her parents.
Her lawyer told News Channel 5 that an insanity defense is a very real possibility at this point.
"Insanity is a defense that is an affirmative defense in Tennessee. The burden is on the defense to develop that proof," said John Pellegrin, Lowe's attorney. "I'm certainly not a psychologist, someone more qualified than myself would have to assess her and determine whether that's a viable defense, but sure, anything is possible."
Pellegrin said their first order of business is to work on her physical well-being as she has not been eating and has been on suicide watch at the jail. He also said she has been taking anti-depressants.
Still, Pellegrin said he can understand why some people might be upset about her release from jail.
"It's a case that evokes a lot of emotion, and I wouldn't want to belittle someone who had that feeling. Those are genuine feelings and understandable feelings. The purpose, however, of a bond, is to ensure someone returns to court for trial, and I think under the law she was entitled to a bond," he said.
Last Monday, Lowe delivered two twin boys in a bathroom in her parent's Hendersonville home. Police said she confessed to killing the babies so her parents wouldn't find out about the pregnancy.
Lowe told investigators she delivered the first child and covered his mouth so that her parents wouldn't hear him crying. She kept her hand on the child's face for more than two minutes, suffocating the baby.
According to police, she killed the other twin the same way. Lowe's father found the newborns in a clothes basket covered in blankets.
On Monday, the judge set her bond at $250,000 after deciding she was not a flight risk and not a danger to the community. Prosecutors argued she should not be allowed bail since they may pursue the death penalty.
Dozens of people showed up in court to show their support of Lowe. Ten character witnesses, including her father, described her as warm, kind, loving, and respectful of her parents.