Lindsey Lowe's Attorneys Ask For Change Of Venue For Trial
GALLATIN, Tenn. – Attorneys for the woman accused of killing her newborn twins after they were born in her parent's Sumner County home have asked a judge to move the trial out of Middle Tennessee.
They argued Lindsey Lowe would not receive a fair trial in the county because of all the media attention the case has received.
The judge said he would make his decision when jury selection begins, which has been scheduled for March 2013.
Lowe was arrested in 2011 after police said she not only admitted to killing her newborn twins, but also explained how she did it.
According to the police 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 mouths until they died.
Lowe's father discovered one of the babies in a laundry basket two days later and called police.
Defense attorneys asked the judge to throw out the confession, saying it should not have been allowed because of her mental state at the time of her arrest.
Iin early November, the judge ruled Lowe's confession did not violate her rights and would be used during her trial.
In a preliminary hearing, a detective testified that DNA evidence showed the father of the newborn twins was not Lowe's fiancé, 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. She has pleaded not guilty in the deaths.
The district attorney's office said they would not seek the death penalty.
Each count of murder carries the possibility of a life sentence.