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State Will Not Seek Death Penalty Against Lindsey Lowe

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SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. – Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not seek the death penalty against Lindsey Lowe, who is accused of killing her newborn twins on six counts including murder.

The Sumner County Grand Jury indicted Lowe on six counts including murder. Lowe is due back in court next Friday for an arraignment, but she may not appear.

She remains free on bond.

Lowe was charged with two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of her newborn sons in September.

Last week, a judge ruled that Lowe could remain free on bond after drug tests found Valium in her system.

Her father, Mark Lowe, testified that the family gave her two- 2 milligram Valium pills the Sunday of the twins' funeral to help her maintain her composure.

He told the judge they immediately reported the Valium use the following morning. The judge deemed she was not a flight risk.

The 25-year-old has been accused of killing both of her newborn twin boys after they were born in a toilet in her parents' home on September 12. Her father discovered one of the babies in a laundry basket two days later and called 911.

Lowe allegedly admitted to smothering the infants so her parents would not hear them cry.

In a preliminary hearing two weeks ago, a detective testified that the father of the newborn twins was not Lowe's fiancé, but rather a man she had had an affair with in December 2010 and January 2011.

Lowe was released on September 21 on supervised bond, after her attorney said her grandparents offered their home for collateral to pay the $250,000 bond.

Before the babies were buried at a private ceremony in September, family members named them Mark Alvin Michael Lowe and Paul Duvoll Tate Lowe.

Members of her church also held a public vigil for the twins in September.

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