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Lindsey Lowe has said little publicly in the nearly year and a half since she was accused of killing her newborn sons.
Her defense hoped jurors wouldn't hear what she told police before she was arrested.
Lowe gave police a detailed statement that day including what prosecutors describe as a confession.
Attorney John Pellegrin says it should be inadmissible because Lowe was essentially under arrest and wasn't adequately read her Miranda rights.
"We believe she would not have been able to have left if she'd tried to leave she would've been stopped," said Pellegrin. "It was not essentially a free and voluntary statement."
Prosecutors disagreed and Tuesday afternoon Judge Dee David Gay ruled in their favor.
"I find that she was not deprived of freedom in any significant way," said Judge Gay.
It's one of the final rulings before both sides start picking a jury and that phase will be worth watching.
The court is calling in 200 prospective jurors Wednesday and Thursday.
Defense attorneys want the trial moved but Judge Gay is waiting to make that decision until he sees whether a jury without an opinion on Lowe can be found.
"I think it's more in the minds of people here than say west Tennessee or East Tennessee so we feel like we could get a better jury in another jurisdiction," said Pellegrin.
Prosecutors want the trial to stay in Sumner County.
It's scheduled to begin March 11th.
"We've never had a problem getting a jury in this county before I don't anticipate it this time either," said Prosecutor Ron Blanton.
Tuesday, February 26 2013, 10:48 PM CST
Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
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