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Lindsey Lowe's Confession Admissible In Trial

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. - After attorneys spent the day arguing that the confession of a Hendersonville woman accused of killing her newborn twins should be thrown out, a judge has ruled it admissible. 

Lindsey Lowe was in court for a motions hearing Monday.

In Sumner County, there were several hours of testimony as Lowe's attorneys argued before a judge that Lowe was not properly mirandized before her confession.

The state said detectives did everything by-the-book.

"I told her she did not have to come if she did not want to come back. She did not have to talk to me if she did not want to talk to me. And I asked her if she'd be willing to come back with me so we could have this interview," said Steve Malach, with the Hendersonville Police Department.

Lowe's attorneys attempted to have various psychologists testify to show their client's mental state during that confession, but the judge did not allow it.

In 2011, police testified that Lowe not only admitted to killing her newborn twins, but she explained how she did it.

The judge ruled that Lowe's confession did not violate her rights and will be used during her trial. 

According to an affidavit, Lowe hid her pregnancy from her family and may have never visited a doctor.

In the confession, police said Lowe smothered the infants after they were born in a toilet in her parents' home on September 12, 2011. When the babies began to cry, police testified that Lowe said she put her hands over their mouth and kept it there until they died.

Her father discovered one of the babies in a laundry basket two days later and called 911.

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

Lowe was released on bond shortly after her arrest last year. Her trial date is tentatively scheduled for March 11, 2013.

Lowe has pleaded not guilty in the murders. The district attorney announced in November that they would not seek the death penalty.

Each count of murder carries the possibility of a life sentence.

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