Lindsey Lowe led from Gallatin courtroom sobbing - WKRN News 2

Lindsey Lowe led from Gallatin courtroom sobbing

Posted: Updated: March 13, 2013 5:29 PM

Lindsey Lowe, the Hendersonville woman accused of smothering her newborn twins to death, was led from a Gallatin courtroom sobbing late Wednesday afternoon.

Lowe became visibly upset as the final witness of the day, Reeves Garnett, a special agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was speaking about text messages exchanged between Lowe and the babies' father, Jeremy Smith.

A sobbing Lowe was taken out of the courtroom just before 5 p.m. She returned a few minutes later after regaining her composure.

Earlier in the day, jurors watched a two hour video interview with Lowe and Detective Steve Malach that was conducted days after the infants' deaths.

During the interview, Lowe said she was aware of her pregnancy almost immediately, however she did not seek treatment and that she knew she killed her children.

"My family is very conservative, Christian people and I just didn't want to disappoint anybody," Lowe said.

Lowe added she placed her hand over the infants' mouths until they stopped crying.

When asked, the then 25-year-old said the father of the babies was her fiancé, though she later said the father was Smith.

"I was scared. I didn't want to disappoint [my fiancé], he was going through a lot," Lowe said in the taped interview.

Lowe also added she was afraid to admit her pregnancy to her fiancé because she "knew she would lose him."

Lowe gave birth to the twins in a bathroom at her family's Hendersonville home on September 12, 2011.

She said the babies were moving after she gave birth, though she did not look to see the gender of the babies.

"I didn't know what to do," she told police in an interview. "I was just trying to keep them quiet, with my hand down there, over their mouth."

After giving birth to the babies, Lowe said she cleaned up the bathroom she shared with her sister and took a shower before returning to bed.

After playing the two-hour interview in its entirety, Malach was cross-examined by Lowe's defense attorney, John Pellegrin.

During the cross-examination, Pellegrin was trying to illustrate that Malach was not up front with Lowe about her interview and what was happening.

"You chose to take her to the police station before seeking any medical help?" Pellegrin questioned, to which Malach replied, "Yes, sir."  

"Knowing that Ms. Lowe had suffered extreme blood loss, you didn't do anything to ascertain if she had good memory," Pellegrin added.

The jury is expected to stay longer Wednesday night so they can move quickly through the long witness list. More than two dozen people may be called to the stand.

Lowe openly wept in court Tuesday as jurors heard the emotional testimony from the first responders who were called to her parent's home in September 2011.

The trial is expected to continue through the end of the week.

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