Trial of mother charged with killing newborn twins begins
Updated On: Mar 12 2013 09:38:46 AM CDT
The trial of a Tennessee woman accused of smothering her newborn twins is underway, and both sides agree that the defendant made no preparations for the babies' births.
In court on March 12, 2013, attorneys described how 26-year-old Lindsey Lowe sought no prenatal care and bought no diapers or other supplies before giving birth to the boys at home on September 12, 2011.
Prosecutors suggested that Lowe's lack of preparations showed she never intended for the babies to live.
But defense attorneys argued that Lowe had blocked the pregnancy from her mind, saying she didn't even know what was happening when she started to give birth.
Lowe told officers she smothered the babies after they were born, but defense attorneys suggested that idea was planted by police.
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