Judge denies new trial request for baby killer Lindsey Lowe
GALLATIN, Tenn. -
Baby killer Lindsey Lowe will not be getting a new trial, a Sumner County judge ruled Friday morning.
The Hendersonville woman was convicted last March of killing her newborn twins in September of 2011 shortly after she gave birth to them on a toilet at her parent's home.
Prior to the births, she kept the pregnancy hidden from everyone, including her parents and the babies' father, who testified he had a brief sexual affair with Lowe who was engaged to another man at the time.
"For five minutes of life in this world these precious babies were the beneficiaries of exceptional cruelty by their mother," Judge Dee David Gray previously said.
Lowe is currently serving two life sentences for the murders. She won't be eligible for parole until she is 77 years old.
With the request for a new trial denied, it will now go to the state court of appeals.
After Friday's hearing, Lowe was allowed to spend a few minutes with her family before being led away in shackles.