Lawyer wants Supreme Court to review decision not to give Lindsey Lowe new trial


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Lindsey Lowe’s attorney filed Friday an appeal asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to review the decision not to grant her a new trial.

That decision was made by the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals in mid-July.

Lowe asked for a new trial while alleging police coerced her into giving a videotaped confession.

Friday’s appeal claims the police officer who initially took her into custody in 2011 misled Lowe about her Miranda rights, saying she never waived them.

“The trial court ruled that Ms. Lowe was, ‘not in custody’ when she gave her statements to the police and any Miranda violation was irrelevant,” the court document says.

It goes on to say, “The defense asserts that, under any definition, Ms. Lowe was in custody after the police had determined that new-born babies were dead in her home and her statements should have been suppressed.”

Lowe made national headlines in 2011 after killing her newborn babies after secretly giving birth to them at her parents’ home. Lowe was engaged at the time but the babies were fathered by a different man.

She is now serving two life sentences for their murders and won’t be eligible for parole.

There is no word yet on when or if the Tennessee Supreme Court will consider the appeal.Click here for complete coverage of the Lindsey Lowe case.

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