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Woman accused of killing newborns can remain free

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GALLATIN, TN (WSMV) -

A Hendersonville woman who is facing first degree murder charges in the deaths of her twin newborn sons walked out of a Sumner County court room Friday still free on bond.

Lindsey Lowe's bond hearing was the result of testimony heard during last month's preliminary hearing, when the probation officer said that the 25-year-old tested positive for Valium.

At the time Lowe didn't have a prescription for the drug, so prosecutors were asking that Lowe's bond be revoked.

But in testimony Friday, Lowe's father, Mark, said he insisted that his daughter take two Valium pills when she began falling apart emotionally during the Sept. 25 funeral for the twin boys.

He said the pills had been prescribed to his mother.

Lowe says he also talked with defense attorney John Pellegrin about his decision.

"At that time, as a father, and I had talked to John about it, I felt she needed Valium. I was not going to be able to find anybody to give her a prescription at five in the afternoon on Sunday. But my daughter needed something to calm her down," Mark Lowe said.

In the end, Judge James Hunter decided Lindsey Lowe can remain free on bond.

Lowe embraced her family members and friends after the judge's decision.

Lindsey Lowe has been out of jail on bond since Sept. 20. She was arrested the week prior and charged with murder in the deaths of her twin newborn boys.

The Grand Jury meets next week, at which time the prosecution is hoping for an indictment against Lindsey Lowe.

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