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Jurors To Watch Videotaped Questioning Of Lowe On Day 2 of Trial

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GALLATIN, Tenn. - Testimony was set to resume Wednesday morning in the murder trial for Lindsey Lowe.  The defense was expected to cross-examine the lead investigator in the case, and watch a videotape of what prosecutors allege is Lowe's confession to smothering her newborn twins.

The first day of testimony concluded early on Tuesday after prosecutors had problems getting the video to play for the jury.

In court on Tuesday, the attorneys described how Lowe sought no prenatal care and bought no diapers or other supplies before giving birth to the boys at home on September 12, 2011.

"There were no diapers, no pacifiers, no formula, no blankets, no baby beds, no car seats," said Ron Blanton, Sumner County District Attorney General. "The evidence will show that none of that existed. Why? Because the defendant hid the pregnancy."

The prosecution suggested Lowe's lack of preparations showed she never intended for the babies to live.

"The state intends to prove two babies, twin brothers were smothered by their own mother," said Blanton. "That's what this case is about.  Two infants."

Defense attorneys argued Lowe blocked the pregnancy from her mind, saying she didn't even know what was happening when she started to give birth.

"She refused to accept it. Her mind refused to accept it," said John Pellegrin, Lindsey Lowe's defense attorney. "She literally on a day-to-day basis did not recognize she was pregnant."

When police first asked Lowe about the babies, they said she told them she smothered the babies after they were born. Defense attorneys suggested the idea was planted by police.

The jury saw and heard graphic testimony. They were shown photos of Lowe's bedroom and the deceased newborn babies.

"He had to hand Baby #1 to me as the umbilical cord was still attached," said Jeremy Fentress with Hendersonville Police. "The placenta was located in the basket as well. Then at the bottom there was another newborn."

Trial was expected to resume Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Sumner County Criminal Justice Center in Gallatin. You can watch live gavel-to-gavel coverage on NewsChannel5+, NewsChannel5.com and NewsChannel5 Mobile, beginning with MorningLine at 8 a.m.

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(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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