Reported By Heather Jensen, Reporter - bio | email
Lindsey Lowe, 25, was arrested last week and charged with murdering her infant twin sons.
Lindsey Lowe's father, Mark, on the witness stand.
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – A Sumner County judge set a $250,000 bond Monday morning for a young Hendersonville woman who confessed to killing her newborn twin sons last week.
Hendersonville police arrested Lindsey Lowe last Wednesday on two counts of first degree murder.
Lowe delivered the children one week ago and according to police affidavits, suffocated the newborns with her bare hand so her parents wouldn't discover them.
A judge agreed to set bond saying the 25-year-old is not a flight risk, she lives with her parents, has never been charged or convicted of a crime and has a large loving support system.
In court on Monday, more than 50 of Lowe's closest family and friends showed up in support.
The defense called 10 witnesses to the stand to reflect on Lowe's character. Her father, Mark, was among them.
He called Lindsey a "model daughter" who he loves very much. "She's as good as it gets," Mark Lowe told the judge.
The Lowe family was described as "tight knit." Lowe has a sister exactly three years younger than she and both live at home with their parents.
Lindsey herself was described as a caretaker to her mother, who beat brain cancer six years ago but was again diagnosed with a tumor earlier this year.
Family friends said Lindsey took care of her mother and often transported her to and from doctor's appointments.
Debbie Naylor said even those who love her may never be able to explain her actions, but said, "Lindsey is not a monster."
Mindy Mills added, "Lindsey is the kindest, sweetest girl I know, honest. She's smart, loyal, humble… she is like my own."
Mark Lowe said the only time he's ever known his daughter to be in trouble was when she was stopped by police because she didn't have her headlights on.
He told the courtroom Lindsey was so upset the officer had to physically help her turn her headlights on.
Mark Lowe said he had no idea his daughter was pregnant before finding the body of a dead baby boy in a laundry basket on September 14. It was later discovered there were two bodies in the basket in Lindsey Lowe's bedroom.
Lowe was engaged. Her fiance, who is from Louisville, attended Monday's bond hearing but declined to comment.
"I'm really having a hard time with everything and I don't have any further comment," he said.
The defense had requested Lowe's bond be set between $50,000 and $100,000.
Under the terms of her bond, she must report to probation officer until her trial. She will also undergo a mental evaluation and mental treatment.
Police are working to identify the father of the babies pending the results of paternity tests.
A preliminary hearing had been set for September 28. The judge, however, said Monday he planned to change the date in the coming days.
As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, Lowe had not posted bond and remained behind bars.