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Mother charged with killing newborns faces hearing

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. -

The Hendersonville woman accused of murdering her newborn twin sons last month is expected to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.

Since making a $250,000 bond, Lindsey Lowe has been in the custody of her parents.

"We are just a working hard to try and get her the help she needs," Lowe's attorney, John Pellegrin told Nashville's News 2 Monday, adding, "and under the circumstances, she is coping okay."

Lowe's father discovered the newborn babies in a laundry basket in Lowe's room in Sumner County in mid-September.

Investigators have said Lowe hid her pregnancy from everyone, including her family and later confessed to smothering the infants, moments after they were born.

Pellegrin told Nashville's News 2 he has not seen Lowe's confessional statement.

"We have not seen that statement, but [Tuesday], we will hopefully be given information about the statement she made," he said.

The young woman's attorney said he has looked into how other countries have handled similar cases where a mother is charged with killing her newborn babies.

"We are about the only one that still treats this sort of situation as a normal homicide, many other countries treat it as a mental illness," Pellegrin explained.

Lowe's hearing is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday.  She is charged with two counts of first degree murder.

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