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    Default Mom Confesses To Smothering Newborn Twins

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    Lindsey Lowe, Tenn. Mom, Confesses To Smothering Newborn Twins

    By TRAVIS LOLLER

    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 wouldn't hear them.

    Police in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville arrested Lindsey Lowe, 25, on Wednesday after her father discovered one baby's body in a laundry basket.

    According to a police affidavit, the young mother said she didn't tell her family she was pregnant, but believes she got pregnant in January and never visited a doctor. Police said on Thursday 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 the baby was crying and Lowe did not want her parents to hear and find out about the child," police wrote in the affidavit. "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." Lowe said she never checked the sex of the child.

    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.

    Police said both boys appeared to be full term and weighing about 5 or 6 pounds.

    Lowe, who works at a pediatric dentist's office, was charged with first-degree murder and remained in jail Thursday with no bond. Police said she is undergoing a medical evaluation.

    Police Lt. Scott Ryan said Thursday that he didn't know how she hid the pregnancy, just saying that she didn't tell anyone. He would not say whether Lowe was helping them to identify the father.

    Ryan said women with unwanted pregnancies have several options, including a safe haven law that allows newborns to be dropped off at places like hospitals and police stations.

    "No matter how bleak the outlook may be for you, let someone help you out," Ryan said.

    Someone answered a call by The Associated Press to Lowe's father but hung up when asked for comment.

    Senior Pastor at City Road Chapel United Methodist Church Ron Lowery said he got a call from Lowe's parents on Wednesday to come to the house for support during the police investigation. He said Lindsey and her sister grew up in the church and were regularly involved in youth activities.

    On Thursday, he said the family was stable and was figuring out what to do next.

    "It's amazing how we somehow have the ability to cope even in life's worst disasters," Lowery said.

    As to why Lindsey was so desperate to hide the pregnancy, Lowery said, "It's a mystery to everybody."
    Thoughts? This doesn't seem markedly different from a partial birth abortion to me. I think this woman should walk.
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    She's reasonably pretty, she'll either get life in prison or, more likely, be acquitted, no matter what she did.

    I wish more pretty chicks were on death row. I look at female death row inmates online and they are so unattractive.

    And lethal injection is the most boring method of execution known to man.

    And since she already gave birth to them, wouldn't putting them up for adoption be a more reasonable alternative? Blonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    Here is the article.



    Thoughts? This doesn't seem markedly different from a partial birth abortion to me. I think this woman should walk.
    Judging from most of the comments I read on TypoC I imagine my view will be in the minority but I think heinous crimes such as this should be punished by hanging. Non of that BS "temporary insanity" plea allowed.

    You ever watch a partial-birth abortion Johnnyboy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    I think this woman should walk.
    Susan Smith should have walked, too. Sure thing, bucko.

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    Well, it's just that nobody else knew about the existence of these children, and in all likelihood suffocation immediately after birth isn't a terrible way to go (at least no more terrible than a partial birth abortion). What would putting her in jail serve? Are there really a large portion of pregnant women who give birth in toilets and kill the babies? "Justice" in this case simply means placing a woman who could otherwise lead a happy life in jail. I just don't believe that should happen.

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    In my opinion, murder is perfectly acceptable if all of the following criteria are met:

    1) The victim has no beforehand knowledge that he/she is going to be killed.
    2) There is minimal time in which the victim is aware of his/her demise (e.g. a quick kill, also implying minimal suffering).
    3) Nobody else, besides perhaps the attacker, suffers* as a result of the death of the victim.
    4) There might be a bit more to add here, but I'll have to think it through.

    *The degree of suffering is left ambiguous, but is assumed to be more than say, liberals suffered when George Bush was elected to his second term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    Well, it's just that nobody else knew about the existence of these children, and in all likelihood suffocation immediately after birth isn't a terrible way to go (at least no more terrible than a partial birth abortion). What would putting her in jail serve? Are there really a large portion of pregnant women who give birth in toilets and kill the babies? "Justice" in this case simply means placing a woman who could otherwise lead a happy life in jail. I just don't believe that should happen.
    For your sake, I hope you're trolling.

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    Lowe, who works at a pediatric dentist's office, was charged with first-degree murder and remained in jail Thursday with no bond. Police said she is undergoing a medical evaluation.
    The thought that this woman worked around children is just fucking incredible to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    For your sake, I hope you're trolling.
    I'm seriously not trolling, at all. What issue do you take with my stance? I'd be happy to have a discussion about it, and I'd like to hear your opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    What would putting her in jail serve?
    I could imagine that she is exceedingly stupid and thus potentially dangerous to others. Otherwise I agree with you, though I would extend your list of criteria for acceptable murder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I could imagine that she is exceedingly stupid and thus potentially dangerous to others. Otherwise I agree with you, though I would extend your list of criteria for acceptable murder.
    Well, think of a situation where those criteria were met, and tell me about it. If I find it unacceptable, then I'll amend the list. At this point I can't imagine one though.
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