Prosecutor, defense agree Lowe trial was 'toughest case' - WKRN News 2

Prosecutor, defense agree Lowe trial was 'toughest case' ever involved in

Posted: Updated: March 20, 2013 07:33 PM
Lindsey Lowe was taken into police custody moments after a guilty verdict was read. Lindsey Lowe was taken into police custody moments after a guilty verdict was read.
Attorney John Pellegrin said the case was one of the toughest he's been a part of. Attorney John Pellegrin said the case was one of the toughest he's been a part of.
Lindsey found guilty of all counts against her, including two counts of first degree felony murder, two counts of premeditated murder and two counts of aggravated child abuse. Lindsey found guilty of all counts against her, including two counts of first degree felony murder, two counts of premeditated murder and two counts of aggravated child abuse.
GALLATIN, Tenn. -

Prosecutors and the defense in the Lindsey Lowe case agreed on little during the just-completed murder trial of Hendersonville woman convicted of killing her newborns, but both said "it was the toughest case they had ever been involved in."

The identical words came from Sumner County District Attorney Ray Whitley who prosecuted the case and John Pellegrin who led Lowe's defense.

Pellegrin told Nashville's News 2 that after meeting with Lowe this morning at the Sumner County Jail, "She is upset, but her faith remains strong."

Pellegrin said his client is in the medical unit at the jail for now so she can be evaluated for a variety of medications she takes, including severe depression.

Lowe's attorney added that he "would not describe it as being on a suicide watch."

The 26-year-old woman was taken to the jail moments after jurors found her guilty Tuesday afternoon on all charges against her including two counts of first degree murder which carries a mandatory sentence of at least 51 years.

Both the DA and Lowe's attorney still expect a long legal road ahead with numerous appeals that will be filed in the murder case.

"There were over 100 exhibits; it's a complex case. Certainly there will be appeals on a variety of issues," Pellegrin added.

Like in court during the five days of testimony, Lowe's attorney points to his belief that his client was in a dissociative state where her mind, and even body, could not accept the pregnancy which came after a brief affair with a man other than her fiancé at the time.

"Here is a young woman who in January is fitted for a dress, who wore it in mid-September and two days later delivered newborn twins, and nobody knew she was pregnant," said Pellegrin. "We contend she herself did not realize she was pregnant."

While summing up the intense seven day trial, Lowe's attorney said. "Its just such a tragic situation for all involved."

Previous Stories:

  • March 19, 2013: Lindsey Lowe found guilty in murder of newborns
  • March 18, 2013: Lindsey Lowe says she can't emotionally handle testifying
  • March 15, 2013: Lowe searched pregnancy calculator on iPhone days before giving birth
  • March 14, 2013: Father of Lowe's twins says he didn't know she was pregnant
  • March 13, 2013: Lindsey Lowe led from Gallatin courtroom sobbing
  • March 12, 2013: Attorney: Lindsey Lowe refused to accept pregnancy
  • March 10, 2013: Jury selection complete in Lindsey Lowe case
  • March 7, 2013: Judge says phone records will be used in Lindsey Lowe trial
  • March 5, 2013: Lowe lawyers strongly hint at defense
  • Feb. 21, 20113: Lindsey Lowe takes witness stand for 1st time
  • Feb. 12, 2013: Judge denies motion filed by alleged baby killer
  • Jan. 22, 2013: Judge will not step down in Lindsey Lowe case
  • Dec. 10, 2012: Lindsey Lowe's confession will stay, judge rules
  • Nov. 29, 2012: Attorneys for Lindsey Lowe request change of venue
  • Nov. 5, 2012: Judge will allow Lindsey Lowe's confession in trial
  • May 17, 2012: Trial date set for mother charged with killing newborns
  • Nov. 18, 2011: Woman charged with killing newborns enters not guilty plea
  • Nov. 10, 2011: State won't seek death penalty against alleged baby killer
  • Nov. 4, 2011: Mother of slain newborn twins avoids jail for now
  • Oct. 25, 2011: Affair possible motive in murder of newborn twins
  • Oct. 24, 2011: Mother charged with killing newborns faces hearing
  • Sept. 27, 2011: Funeral held for newborn twins killed by mother
  • Sept. 22, 2011: Dozens attend church vigil for mother of slain twins
  • Sept. 21, 2011: Nancy Grace weighs in on Lindsey Lowe case
  • Sept. 20, 2011: Mental state of woman accused of killing twins in question
  • Sept. 19, 2011: Bond for woman charged with killing twins set at $250K
  • Sept. 18, 2011: Preacher of woman accused of killing twins speaks out
  • Sept. 16, 2011: Lawyer: Woman accused of killing twins shouldn't stay in jail
  • Sept. 14, 2011: Police: Mom killed newborn twins, hid them in laundry basket
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