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Statement of woman in newborns' deaths allowed

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The alleged confession of a mother accused of killing her twin newborn children will be allowed to stand as evidence in her trial, a judge ruled Monday.

Lindsey Lowe of Hendersonville, TN, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

Prosecutors said Lowe delivered twin boys at home in September 2011 then smothered them as her parents slept. Her family didn't know she was pregnant until they found the children's bodies.

Lowe is currently free on bond.

Her attorneys objected to using the confession, saying Lowe was not properly read her Miranda rights by investigators.

They also said extreme blood loss from the births could have impaired Lowe's ability to reason.

Officers testified that Lowe not only admitted she killed her babies, but she also explained how she did it.

Prosecutors contended Lowe's statement to police was voluntary and should not be thrown out.

A trial for Lowe is set for March 11, 2013.

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