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NewsChannel 5 Obtains Copy Of Lindsey Lowe's Entire Confession

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by Nick Beres

GALLATIN, Tenn. – How and why would a mother kill her own newborn twins? In this exclusive report we hear from Lindsey Lowe in her own words.

Police said Lowe confessed on videotape to smothering her twin newborns in the bathroom of her family's Hendersonville home just moments after they were born.

She pleaded not guilty, but police said she confessed. NewsChannel 5 reporter Nick Beres obtained an exclusive copy of Lowe's entire statement.

It has been a crucial piece of the prosecution's case, and it's what Lowes' attorneys have tried, unsuccessfully, in recent days to get excluded from her murder trial.

The confession revealed details that officials said were intimate and chilling.

Police questioned Lowe after the discovery of the dead infants:

Detective: We're going to talk freely, all right? And we're going to try to make heads or tails of what's going on in a bad situation. How long did you know you were pregnant?

Lowe: Probably almost the whole time.

Detective: Okay. Did you go to a doctor at all?

Lowe: No.

Detectives asked Lowe why she didn't tell her fiancé Jonathan Brooks about the pregnancy. She admitted to cheating on him with another man who turned out to be the father.

Lowe: I really didn't tell anybody. My family is very conservative Christian people and I was just very -- I don't know. I just didn't want to disappoint anybody.

The detective asked about how she gave birth in a bathroom at home.

Lowe: I didn't know what to do. I was -- I guess I went into shock. I was scared.

Detective: I mean, you had to have -- the baby had to come out. How did that happen?

Lowe: Just came out.

Detective: Where did it land?

Lowe: In the toilet. I just didn't know what to do.

Detective: So you wrapped them in a towel and you did what?

Lowe: I just put them in that basket. I didn't know what to do.

Detective: What was your plan?

Lowe: I don't know. I don't know.

The detective then pressed Lowe on what she did to the babies.

Lowe: I guess... I don't want to call it smother. I was just trying to like keep them quiet.

Detective: How were you doing that?

Lowe: Just put my hand down there over the mouth.

Detective: I know. I know. It's okay. You knew it couldn't breathe, right?

Lowe: Nods head.

Detective: Essentially you know you killed the baby.

Lowe: Nods head.

Detective: You didn't want to.

Lowe: Nods head.

Detective: But you did?

Lowe: Yeah.

Detective: They were clearly alive and then you clearly killed them. Is that correct?

Lowe: Yes sir.

The prosecution has said they will argue Lowe's statement confirms she committed first degree murder. Legal analysts said they expect the defense may argue Lowe panicked and didn't mean to kill the infants.

Lindsey Lowe's trial has been scheduled to begin on March 11. You can watch gavel-to-gavel coverage on television on NewsChannel5+, online at NewsChannel5.com and over a mobile device on our NewsChannel5 Mobile apps and mobile site.

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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