Hendersonville mom tells police she smothered newborn twins

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- 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 25-year-old Lindsey Lowe on Wednesday after her father discovered one baby's body in a laundry basket.

According to a police affidavit, the mother said she didn't tell her family she was pregnant and gave birth Monday evening in a bathroom at her parents' home.

Lowe was charged with first-degree murder and remained in jail Thursday with no bond.

Police said Lowe is being held without bond and undergoing a medical evaluation.

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

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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