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When Lindsey Lowe walks into court Monday morning, her attorneys will try to pick a jury willing to listen to a painful truth with an open mind.
"She acknowledged she killed both babies by putting her hand over their mouth. She knew she was killing them," said Detective Steve Malach of the Hendersonville Police Department.
Lowe's sons died in the bathroom of her parents' home. They did not even know she was pregnant.
"There's not a chance on earth that she could have got up and walked out of there," said the detective,
Lowe's attorneys lost the battle to exclude her confession. Jurors will also learn the reason for the secrecy that Lowe's fiancé wasn't the father. And they'll see text messages between Lowe and her lover Jeremy Smith. The list of potential jurors has been trimmed to 180.
"We've never had a problem getting a jury in this county before and I don't anticipate it this time either," said Assistant District Attorney Ron Blanton.
"I think it's more in the minds of the people here than say West Tennessee or East Tennessee so we felt like we could get a better jury in another jurisdiction," added the attorney for the Defense John Pellegrin.
It's a heartbreaking case with a torrid undertone likely to generate more signs like these and Lindsey Lowe's future hinging on her attorneys' ability to convince jurors to see the evidence in a different light.
"It's just not appropriate in our view to be prosecuted as a first degree murder case and most Western countries recognize that," added Pellegrin.
Judge Dee Gay will rule on any final motions in the morning. 180 people have been chosen as the jury pool for the case. That will be trimmed to 12, with four alternates, instead of the usual two. You can keep up to date on all case developments with Fox 17.
Monday, March 11 2013, 12:33 AM CDT
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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