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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
Memphis libraries seeking funding
May 25, 2013 13:07 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The public library system in Memphis is hoping to secure $2.9 million to add employees and increase its collection.
The Memphis Daily News (http://bit.ly/19BANxH) reports the Memphis Public Library & Information Center cites the figures as part of its strategic plan.
A study by the Friends of the Library and the Memphis Library Foundation found that during the past five years, the system's budget has been cut 21 percent and hours were reduced 20 percent.
The goal of the new funding would be to add 47 employees to the 18-location library system and increase the collections budget to $2 million from less than $1 million.
Library director Keenon McCloy says the plan is a "roadmap for the future."
Information from: The Memphis Daily News, http://www.memphisdailynews.com
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