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Lindsey Lowe has said little publicly in the nearly year and a half since she was accused of killing her newborn sons.
Her defense hoped jurors wouldn't hear what she told police before she was arrested.
Lowe gave police a detailed statement that day including what prosecutors describe as a confession.
Attorney John Pellegrin says it should be inadmissible because Lowe was essentially under arrest and wasn't adequately read her Miranda rights.
"We believe she would not have been able to have left if she'd tried to leave she would've been stopped," said Pellegrin. "It was not essentially a free and voluntary statement."
Prosecutors disagreed and Tuesday afternoon Judge Dee David Gay ruled in their favor.
"I find that she was not deprived of freedom in any significant way," said Judge Gay.
It's one of the final rulings before both sides start picking a jury and that phase will be worth watching.
The court is calling in 200 prospective jurors Wednesday and Thursday.
Defense attorneys want the trial moved but Judge Gay is waiting to make that decision until he sees whether a jury without an opinion on Lowe can be found.
"I think it's more in the minds of people here than say west Tennessee or East Tennessee so we feel like we could get a better jury in another jurisdiction," said Pellegrin.
Prosecutors want the trial to stay in Sumner County.
It's scheduled to begin March 11th.
"We've never had a problem getting a jury in this county before I don't anticipate it this time either," said Prosecutor Ron Blanton.
Tuesday, February 26 2013, 10:48 PM CST
Ky. veteran killed in Afghanistan blast
May 17, 2013 23:53 GMT
FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky veteran who was working as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan has died in an explosion in Kabul that killed at least 15 people including six Americans.
The father of 26-year-old Michael Robert Bradford of Fort Thomas said his son was smart, good in different sports and about to become a father.
Gary "Moose" Bradford, also of Fort Thomas, told The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/12i0nVO ) he found about his son's death from Michael Bradford's wife, Sasha, on Thursday afternoon. He said he was in total disbelief.
The couple's first child is due in a few weeks.
Two American soldiers were killed along with four American civilian contractors with DynCorp International, based in Falls Church, Va.
Other survivors include his mother, Linda Bradford of Johnson City, Tenn.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com
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ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.