Lawyer: Woman accused of killing twins shouldn’t stay in jail

Lawyer: Woman accused of killing twins shouldn't stay in jail (Image 1)

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – The lawyer for the Hendersonville woman accused of killing her newborn twins earlier this week believes his client should not remain in jail.

Lindsey Lowe is accused of smothering her two sons, moments after she gave birth at her parent’s home Monday night.

The 25-year-old has since admitted to police that she covered the babies’ mouths until they stopped breathing and hid them. Her father discovered one of the babies the next day in a laundry basket.

Attorney John Pellegrin told Nashville’s News 2 he is hopeful his client will be released on bond.

“From the family’s standpoint, I would like to see her out until we figure out the direction this case is going to go,” he explained.

Pellegrin said that he has visited with Lowe a few times since her arrest on Wednesday.

“She is obviously very distraught, they are concerned about her mental state, and for her protection she has been sort of isolated,” he said.  “I would certainly like to see her out.”

Pellegrin continued, “If I want someone to see a mental health professional, it’s much easier to get them to that person’s office as opposed to try and get someone down to the jail to conduct some sort of evaluation or interview.”

Police have said that Lowe concealed her pregnancy from everyone.

Pellegrin said Lowe’s family is very close and they were surprised at the discovery of the infants.

“They are just as distraught and perplexed as anyone,” he said, adding, “It’s just not the sort of thing you would expect from what I consider a very good upper-middle class solid family.”

Lowe is scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court for a bond hearing Monday morning.  A preliminary hearing is set for later this month.

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