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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
Bonnaroo and then what? More events could follow
May 20, 2013 12:33 GMT
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) -- The former farm where the Bonnaroo music festival is held may play host to other events as well.
The partnership that puts on the annual music and arts festival in Manchester has steadily upgraded the site, adding a dozen water wells and permanent electrical power.
Festival partner Rick Farman told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/14nuEF5 ) his group is in active discussion with a lot of groups. The Great American Mud Run will be held at the site on July 27 and is expected to draw more than 5,000 participants.
Coffee County Mayor David Pennington said he's curious to see where such a plan could go, saying it could have a huge impact.
This year's Bonnaroo will be held June 13-16. Paul McCartney heads a long list if acts.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
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