Mom Who Reportedly Smothered Twin Babies ‘Refused to Accept’ She Was Pregnant

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Lindsey LoweCops in Tennessee told a terrifying story to a jury this week. They say Lindsey Lowe told them that she smothered her twins just after they were born. They're calling the mom a murderer, and they say that the fact that she never told anyone she was pregnant, never bought a single diaper or onesie, proves it.

So what does Lowe's lawyer have to say about all that? He's got one doozy of a defense: he says his client wasn't planning to kill her babies as soon as they were born. She was just in denial.

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I can't be the only one who's confused here, right?

Defense attorney John Pellegrin is claiming Lindsey Lowe doesn't actually remember what happened the night she gave birth, the same night her twins died. The way he tells it, his 26-year-old (she was 24 at the time of the alleged murders) client didn't even know what was happening as she gave birth in the bathroom of her parents' house:

She thinks her internal organs are coming out.

OK. We've all seen the TV shows, there are women who don't know they're pregnant. There are even women who are conflicted about pregnancy, women who put off buying diapers or onesies because the physical objects will make reality come crashing down on them and HARD. Any mother out there can be sympathetic to an expectant parent having misgivings about becoming a mom (or dad).

But how do you go from in denial about her pregnancy to two dead babies?

Simple answer: you don't.

Lowe is a grown woman and a college graduate. It's virtually impossible for her to have looked at a newborn baby and not known that she'd just given birth. And it's even more unlikely that she could have killed them unwittingly. Not two babies. And not so quietly that her parents didn't hear a thing.

Her "in denial" excuse wouldn't work if she was trying to get out of a speeding ticket and it sure as heck shouldn't get her off a first-degree murder rap.

What do you think of this crazy excuse?


Image via Henderson Police Department

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the4m... the4mutts

Look at her mugshot. She looks terrified. She doesnt look crazy, drugged out, or have "charles manson" eyes. She looks like she seriously had no idea what was going on.

I do not excuse this woman's actions. But it seems quite possible that she may have been in such deep denial about pregnancy, that when she saw 2 babies lying on the floor, she just snapped. Freaked out.

Its not right. Nobody should convince themselves that ANY reality, especially the reality of pregnancy, is anything but REAL. But I believe the lawyer's statement. She looks too terrified & confused for me to believe anything else.

ruby_... ruby_jewel_04

I hope they fry the bitch. I don't care what her excuse is. Being in denial doesn't make you kill 2 babies.

tuffy... tuffymama

Denial? Nada. Murder.

Choco... Chocodoxies

Denial? Okay, maybe through the 9 months of pregnancy (though I don't recall an episode of IDKIWP where the woman had twins since that pregnancy is hard to miss). Perhaps she was even in denail through labor, "ow... ow... man those burritos are evil". But once the baby is in your arms... and then the SECOND baby arrives, you are VERY AWARE that you just had a baby. The fact is, normally functioning, healthy, mentally stable women don't give birth to two babies and kill them. Perhaps she was insane, mentally unstable but totally mentally healthy and just in denial? I don't buy that at all. 

bleed... bleedingheart8D

I am usually a fairly understanding person. Look at my user name, but this woman deliberately killed 2 babies. She deserves the chair.

Anthony Shore

you'd look pretty freaked out too if you realized that you'd just murdered newborn your children and now you're being arrested for it. The author is right, how do you NOT know that you've just given birth to not one but "two" babies...what? did she think her "kidneys" had fallen out? they look the same as each about that crying though? I'm sure the newborns, or at least one, started to's only the first thing a baby does when it's born...oh internal organs are falling out "AND" they're making noises...better shut them up before anyone hears them

Angie Penwell

so u can just say u r in denial & its okay to kill people? BABIES at that!?!wtf.....thats not any excuses i cant believe its even being considered as one.

Rachel Morris

SICK!!! how do you not feel the babies moving inside of you? How can you deny your babies????? Smother her like she did her twins...

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