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only 2 hours to find Lindsey Lowe guilty of all counts.
spend at least 51 years for two sets of 1st degree murder and aggravated child
Hendersonville woman was emotional throughout the 5 day trial but showed no
emotions when the convictions were ready.
"I love you all," said Lowe to
her family as deputies lead her away.
District Attorney Ray Whitley said the
recorded confession Lowe made to police 2 days after the Sept. 12, 2011 birth
was the key to the case.
Whitley argued Lowe smothered her two
sons shortly after giving birth on the toilet because she didn't want people to
know her fiancee Jonathan Brooks wasn't the father.
DNA tests confirmed a man Lowe had an
affair with, Jeremy Smith, was the father.
"If we don't stand up for our little
infants we're really in bad shape as a society," said Whitley.
Jurors had the option of convicting Lowe
on lesser counts and to prove 1st degree murder the state had to prove
For that Whitley told jurors about
pregnancy related internet searches they found on Lowe's phone.
"Things to make you go into labor, 6 days before these babies
were born," said Whitley in his closing arguments.
Defense attorneys told jurors those Google searches don't mean
"Just because searches are made on her phone doesn't mean she's
the one who made them," said John Pellegrin.
Pellegrin asked jurors to instead focus on photos of Lowe days before
the delivery that he said show she didn't look pregnant.
Lowe's defense argued the defendant suffered from a mental condition
that physically altered how she carried the babies and prevented her from
accepting the pregnancy.
"The babies as we've heard were not in a fetal position. That's why she didn't look pregnant. That's why she didn't walk like she was
pregnant," said Pellegrin.
Jurors didn't buy it and instead sent Lowe to prison at least until
she's in her late 70s.
Wednesday, March 20 2013, 12:40 AM CDT
Solar panels that obscure school might be moved
May 24, 2013 13:13 GMT
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A wall of solar panels in front of a Surgoinsville school might be moved out back.
The panels are part of an ambitious project under which solar collection panels have been installed at 20 Hawkins County school facilities to cut utility costs and sell back power to TVA.
But the Kingsport Times-News (http://bit.ly/18burcf ) reported the wall of panels at Surgoinsville Middle School has some people worried about school security and others upset at what they see as an eyesore.
The panels are 7 feet high and stretch the length of a football field. They obscure viewing the school.
At a school board work session Thursday, board members talked about moving the array. It can't be voted on until the regular board meeting on June 4.
Information from: Kingsport Times-News, http://www.timesnews.net
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