HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. - A young mother charged with murder has told police she hid her pregnancy, gave birth to twin sons at her family’s home, and killed the infants by smothering their cries so her parents would not hear them.
Police in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville arrested Lindsey Lowe, 25, Wednesday after her father discovered one baby’s body in a laundry basket.
According to a police affidavit, the mother said she did not tell her family she was pregnant, but believes she got pregnant in January and never visited a doctor. Police said yesterday that they were trying to identify the father of the twins.
Police said they interviewed Lowe, who said she went into labor Monday evening while on the toilet at her parent’s home. She said the first baby fell into the toilet and began to cry.
“Lowe stated that she put her hand over the child’s mouth and she stated that she kept it there until the child was dead, which was a couple of minutes.’’
A few minutes later, the affidavit says, she gave birth to the second child, who also fell in the toilet.
She again put her hand over the baby’s mouth and held it there until the baby died, which she said took less time than the first child. She put both babies in the laundry basket and covered them up with blankets.
Lowe said she never checked the sex of the child. Police said both boys appeared to be full term, weighing 5 or 6 pounds.
Police said Lowe is undergoing a medical evaluation.