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.