State won't seek death penalty against alleged baby killer - WKRN News 2

State won't seek death penalty against alleged baby killer

Posted: Updated: Nov 10, 2011 4:03 PM CST
Lindsey Lowe, 25, was indicted on two felony counts of first degree murder, two counts of premeditated murder and two counts of aggravated child abuse. Lindsey Lowe, 25, was indicted on two felony counts of first degree murder, two counts of premeditated murder and two counts of aggravated child abuse.
GALLATIN, Tenn. -

A grand jury in Sumner County this week indicted Lindsey Lowe on six counts for the September killings of her newborn twin sons.

The indictment, issued Wednesday, charges Lowe, 25, with two felony counts of first degree murder, two counts of premeditated murder and two counts of aggravated child abuse.

In announcing the indictment, the district attorney's office also announced it will not seek the death penalty against Lowe.

"It's been a process and every first degree [murder charge] you have to determine if the death penalty is appropriate and after all the facts and circumstances were considered, I have determined the death penalty is not appropriate," Sumner County District Attorney Ray Whitley said.

Each of the first degree murder counts against Lowe carries the potential of a life sentence.  Each aggravated child abuse charge carries a sentence of 15 to 25 years.

Following her arrest on September 14, Lowe told detectives she suffocated her infant sons after giving birth to them two nights earlier in a bathroom at her parent's Hendersonville home.

Lowe was released on a $250,000 bond a week later and has remained in the custody of her parents ever since.

In a preliminary hearing in late October, it was revealed that the infants' father was a man Lowe had an affair with.

Lowe did not tell anyone she was pregnant, including her parents and her fiance.

On Thursday, Whitley also said he is now okay with Lowe being out bond after initially fighting it but said he will vigorously prosecute the charges against her.

He said, "She has never given any indication at all that she is a flight risk, she is staying at home with her mother and father."

Lowe is scheduled to appear in court next Friday, November 18 when she will be formally arraigned.

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