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When Lindsey Lowe walks into court Monday morning, her attorneys will try to pick a jury willing to listen to a painful truth with an open mind.
"She acknowledged she killed both babies by putting her hand over their mouth. She knew she was killing them," said Detective Steve Malach of the Hendersonville Police Department.
Lowe's sons died in the bathroom of her parents' home. They did not even know she was pregnant.
"There's not a chance on earth that she could have got up and walked out of there," said the detective,
Lowe's attorneys lost the battle to exclude her confession. Jurors will also learn the reason for the secrecy that Lowe's fiancé wasn't the father. And they'll see text messages between Lowe and her lover Jeremy Smith. The list of potential jurors has been trimmed to 180.
"We've never had a problem getting a jury in this county before and I don't anticipate it this time either," said Assistant District Attorney Ron Blanton.
"I think it's more in the minds of the people here than say West Tennessee or East Tennessee so we felt like we could get a better jury in another jurisdiction," added the attorney for the Defense John Pellegrin.
It's a heartbreaking case with a torrid undertone likely to generate more signs like these and Lindsey Lowe's future hinging on her attorneys' ability to convince jurors to see the evidence in a different light.
"It's just not appropriate in our view to be prosecuted as a first degree murder case and most Western countries recognize that," added Pellegrin.
Judge Dee Gay will rule on any final motions in the morning. 180 people have been chosen as the jury pool for the case. That will be trimmed to 12, with four alternates, instead of the usual two. You can keep up to date on all case developments with Fox 17.
Monday, March 11 2013, 12:33 AM CDT
Bonnaroo and then what? More events could follow
May 20, 2013 12:33 GMT
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) -- The former farm where the Bonnaroo music festival is held may play host to other events as well.
The partnership that puts on the annual music and arts festival in Manchester has steadily upgraded the site, adding a dozen water wells and permanent electrical power.
Festival partner Rick Farman told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/14nuEF5 ) his group is in active discussion with a lot of groups. The Great American Mud Run will be held at the site on July 27 and is expected to draw more than 5,000 participants.
Coffee County Mayor David Pennington said he's curious to see where such a plan could go, saying it could have a huge impact.
This year's Bonnaroo will be held June 13-16. Paul McCartney heads a long list if acts.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
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