Not So Pro-Life After All 4

Lindsey Lowe, 26, has always been an exemplary Christian. For three generations, her family attended City Road Chapel United Methodist Church in Madison, TN. Lowe was baptized and confirmed there. She was also a member of the youth group and, indeed, grew up in the church. She is a 2004 graduate of Goodpasture Christian School in Madison. On her Facebook page, Lowe listed the Bible as one of her favorite books. She performed her job at a local pediatric dentist office with pleasant cheer.

She was often seen toting the Good Book, and just the other day she faced her friends and family, pointed up, and said, “I’m OK. I love you all. He’s with me.”

What made her offer them such reassurance? This:

A jury found a 26-year-old Tennessee woman guilty of murder Tuesday in the 2011 smothering deaths of newborn twins found in her laundry basket. The jury of seven men and five women convicted Lindsey Lowe, of suburban Nashville, of felony murder, premeditated murder and aggravated child abuse. …

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At trial, jurors saw a video of Lowe telling police she had given birth alone on Sept. 12, 2011, in the bathroom of her parents’ home on a quiet cul-de-sac in an upper-middle-class neighborhood. The bodies weren’t found until two days later. A family member discovered one baby dead in a laundry basket at the home in Hendersonville, 20 miles northeast of Nashville. When police arrived to investigate, officers found the second body under a bloody sheet in the same basket.

Lovely detail:

Lowe was engaged at the time but became pregnant during an affair with another man, jurors were told. She hid the pregnancy from her family and friends.

Oh, and also from her fiancé, natch, so as not to “disappoint” him.

When she gave birth to twins, in September 2011, she promptly suffocated them and discarded the little bodies in the hamper.

After the jury verdict on Tuesday, the presiding judge sentenced Lowe to life in prison.

[image via WKRN]

4 thoughts on “Not So Pro-Life After All

  1. Turandot Apr 1, 2013 7:17 pm

    After killing her infants, she was too stupid to get rid of the bodies. Did she think they would stay fresh as daisies or simply disappear?

  2. ABM Apr 2, 2013 3:16 pm

    Um… Christianity annoys me too, but this is clearly a case of someone who would probably have acted this way regardless of whether she went to church or not.

  3. Brian A. Apr 5, 2013 12:48 am

    Hi ABM…

    Thank you for separating Christianity from the horrendous act of murder described above. I couldn’t agree with you more. This woman is so clearly disturbed and troubled, and I believe her actions of infanticide truly have nothing to do with Christianity. Her troubles are much deeper than the facade of Christianity she apparently donned for others to see.

    I sincerely hope and pray she receives the serious psychological help she needs so desperately.

  4. Terry Firma May 2, 2013 4:17 pm

    Perhaps, perhaps not. The line between religious faith and mental illness can be hard to draw. For instance, http://moralcompassblog.com/2013/04/16/wrathful-god-is-bad-for-believers-mental-health/

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