Lindsey Lowe, the woman on trial for the murder of her twin newborns, has been found guilty.
Nashville-area CBS affiliate News Channel 5 is reporting that Lowe was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder, two counts of first degree premeditated murder, and two counts of aggravated child abuse. She was sentenced to life in prison, with 51 years before she will be eligible for parole. Lowe is 26 years old.
Lowe is alleged to have smothered her newborn twins in a bathroom after giving birth at her parents’ house, where she lived. Her parents found the body of one of the infants in a laundry basket two days later.
Lowe reportedly did not tell anyone that she was pregnant, and her friends, family, and fiance did not catch on, even when she was nine months pregnant. The prosecution presented internet searches on pregnancy topics to indicate that Lowe knew she was pregnant. Lowe’s defense tried to convince the jury that she was mentally ill and in denial about her pregnancy.