NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Sumner County woman convicted of killing her newborn twins is seeking a new trial.
Lindsey Lowe is asking for a new trial in appeals court after being found guilty of premeditated murder two years ago. Her attorneys appeared in court Tuesday, where they presented their arguments.
Although her family was present, Lowe was not in the courtroom.
Her attorney David Raybin said her conviction should be thrown because his client did not get a fair trial.
He argued there was too much pre-trial publicity making the judge biased and requiring a change of venue.
Second, he challenged the judge's decision not to permit a defense psychiatrist to testify at trial about Lowe's mental state during the police interview.
Finally Raybin said the jury should have never been allowed to hear a confession she made during an interview with detectives . He said Lowe was not read her rights, was denied an attorney during questioning, and the interview should never have been allowed.
"This trial was not reliable. It wasn't fair. It didn't come to a just result because the evidence we wanted to produce was no permitted," said Raybin.
The state did file a response to Raybin's brief arguing that no errors were made, that Lowe received a fair trial, and that her conviction and life sentence should stand.
Meanwhile, District Attorney Ray Whitley has maintained the state followed proper procedures.
"Nothing changed my mind. she was given a full trial, a fair trail. Everything the judge at the trial level did was correct," said Whitley.
Lowe is currently serving a life sentence and won't be eligible for parole until 2064.
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