SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. - Lindsey Lowe was back in court on Tuesday ahead of her murder trial which begins next week. It was the latest in a series of pre-trial motions hearings. For the first time, we heard the defense strategy for the woman accused of killing her newborn twins.
There's no question Lindsey Lowe hid her pregnancy, and then killed the twin infants not long after they were born. She gave police a statement, and they call it a confession.
Attorney John Pellegrin argued this is not first degree murder, and hinted at how he plans to prove that. "It is our position that she suffered from a substantional defect that affected her reasoning and we will have proof to that effect," said Pellegrin.
Lowe's lawyers will offer experts who will say she did not know what she was doing. Prosecutors will say it was a premeditated crime, something they must prove for first degree murder and a life sentence. There will be a final motions hearing on Thursday. Jury selection starts on Monday.
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