NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The attorney for a woman accused of hiding her pregnancy and smothering her newborn twins so that her parents wouldn't hear their cries said the family is seeking mental health treatment for the 25-year-old.
Lindsey Lowe's attorney said she is back at her Hendersonville home on a supervised bond, but some psychologists wonder if that's the safest place for her.
It was one week ago that Lowe's father discovered the bodies of newborn twins in a laundry basket in his daughter's bedroom.
Lowe has reportedly been on suicide watch, not eating and not communicating since being arrested for murder last week. One doctor believes she needs to be under professional care outside the home.
"And to bring her back into the home where we don't know if the family is really stable and where the event occurred could be really traumatizing for her making the suicidal thoughts even worse," said Dr. Kristin Marshall, a licensed professional counselor.
Lowe's attorney said an insanity plea is not out of the question, but it is too early to make that call.
She was released on $250,000 bond on Tuesday. That came a day after a hearing in which Lowe's father described her as a "model daughter" who had lived at home and taken care of her ailing mother since graduating from Western Kentucky University in 2008.
Pellegrin said finding treatment for Lowe and getting her stabilized are their top priorities.
(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)
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