Father of murder suspect testifies at her trial

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) -- The father of a woman accused of killing her newborn twins has testified that he was in such shock after finding a dead baby inside his home that he waited 15 minutes before calling for help.

Mark Lowe told jurors Monday that nobody in the family knew that his daughter was pregnant.

His 26-year-old daughter, Lindsey Lowe, is being tried in Gallatin on two counts of premeditated murder.

She is accused of smothering the twin boys after giving birth in the bathroom in the family's upper-middle-class neighborhood home on the night of Sept. 12, 2011. The Lowe home is in Hendersonville, which is about 20 miles northeast of Nashville.

Prosecutors have said that she told police that she smothered the twins so her parents would not hear their cries.

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