Lindsey Lowe to serve sentences concurrently - WKRN News 2

Lindsey Lowe to serve sentences concurrently

Posted: Updated: April 26, 2013 06:13 PM
Lindsey Lowe, charged with two counts of first degree felony murder. Lindsey Lowe, charged with two counts of first degree felony murder.
SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. -

The Hendersonville woman convicted of killing her newborn twins appeared in court Friday to face sentencing for two counts of aggravated child abuse.

Lindsey Lowe learned she will serve her sentences concurrently.

"Under this sentence she will be 77 years old before she can even meet a parole officer," said District Attorney General Ray Whitley.

While on the stand for a brief amount of time, Lowe read a statement where she said she went to her sons' funeral and has visited their grave sites several times.

Lowe also apologized profusely to her parents and other family members for the disappointment she has caused.

"Even though I do not fully comprehend every thing that transpired on September 12, 2011 and the months that preceded that, I know that I am responsible for my actions," said Lowe.

In March, the Sumner County Jury found Lowe guilty of smothering her newborn twins moments after their birth in 2011.

Judge Dee David Gay did not hold back on Friday when he gave Lowe the maximum sentence for two counts of child abuse.
 
"For five minutes of life in this world these precious babies were the beneficiaries of exceptional cruelty by their mother," he said.
 
The judge spent over 20 minutes explaining his reasons to a pack court room.  

"Just think about this picture. Birth to a toilet bowl and an entire life time spent in the commode," Gay continued.

He also took into account Lowe's actions before giving birth.

"I cannot over look the Google searches from her computer, her own computer. 9/3/11, just within a short time from the time she delivered birth, she visited the Web site, pregnancy calculator. 9/5/11, pregnant and doctor porn. 9/6/11, things to make you go into labor. 9/9/11, how to make yourself go into labor," Gay explained.

Lowe has remained jail since her trial ended March 19.

The judge allowed Lowe to visit with her family after the hearing on Friday before she was taken back to prison.

She will have to serve a minimum of 51 years.

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  • 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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