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only 2 hours to find Lindsey Lowe guilty of all counts.
spend at least 51 years for two sets of 1st degree murder and aggravated child
Hendersonville woman was emotional throughout the 5 day trial but showed no
emotions when the convictions were ready.
"I love you all," said Lowe to
her family as deputies lead her away.
District Attorney Ray Whitley said the
recorded confession Lowe made to police 2 days after the Sept. 12, 2011 birth
was the key to the case.
Whitley argued Lowe smothered her two
sons shortly after giving birth on the toilet because she didn't want people to
know her fiancee Jonathan Brooks wasn't the father.
DNA tests confirmed a man Lowe had an
affair with, Jeremy Smith, was the father.
"If we don't stand up for our little
infants we're really in bad shape as a society," said Whitley.
Jurors had the option of convicting Lowe
on lesser counts and to prove 1st degree murder the state had to prove
For that Whitley told jurors about
pregnancy related internet searches they found on Lowe's phone.
"Things to make you go into labor, 6 days before these babies
were born," said Whitley in his closing arguments.
Defense attorneys told jurors those Google searches don't mean
"Just because searches are made on her phone doesn't mean she's
the one who made them," said John Pellegrin.
Pellegrin asked jurors to instead focus on photos of Lowe days before
the delivery that he said show she didn't look pregnant.
Lowe's defense argued the defendant suffered from a mental condition
that physically altered how she carried the babies and prevented her from
accepting the pregnancy.
"The babies as we've heard were not in a fetal position. That's why she didn't look pregnant. That's why she didn't walk like she was
pregnant," said Pellegrin.
Jurors didn't buy it and instead sent Lowe to prison at least until
she's in her late 70s.
Wednesday, March 20 2013, 12:40 AM CDT
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
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