Tenn. Woman Gets 51 Years in Newborn Twins Deaths

Photo Credit: EtanSivad[The 26-year old mother, Lindsey Lowe,] gave birth to the twin boys in the bathroom of her parents’ home in an upper-middle-class neighborhood in Hendersonville, about 20 miles northeast of Nashville on the night of Sept. 12, 2011. She told police she smothered them and placed them in a laundry basket so that her parents would not hear their cries. Lowe’s parents found one of the babies two days later and alerted police…

In ordering the maximum sentence on the child abuse charges, [Judge Dee David] Gay said he found Lowe to be untruthful and selfish and called it a tragedy that so many people believe her version of events.

Gay said Lowe’s statement in a letter to the judge claiming she did not know she was pregnant was “not credible,” and he chided her for writing that the babies’ father had date-raped her.

“Just how in the world is that relevant?” he asked. “And is it supposed to devalue the lives of these children?…There are real serious problems in you taking responsibility for what you did.”

Gay quoted Focus on the Family founder James Dobson saying, “Our children are the true wealth of any nation” and added that we cannot become “a child-killing society that views children as burdens rather than blessings.”

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  • Rocknrobyn

    As reprehensible as I find this mother’s behavior, I wonder what the difference is between what she did and what abortionists who kill a viable baby after a birth (botched abortion) have done? She is jailed (rightfully so), but the doctor is lauded. I will never understand!!

  • TJL

    Good job judge. Too bad death penalty isn’t available.
    Those poor defenseless and innocent little babies. How horrifying!
    More prosecutors and judges should take the lives of babies as seriously. The judge on the Gosnel case could take some pointers from this judge.

  • JLGTK

    sad to say I think we already are a child killing society and our president has done everything he can to promote it.