Lindsey Lowe sits in the courtroom before a motion hearing in her trial where she is accused of killing her new born twins Tuesday March 5, 2013, in Gallatin, Tenn. (GEORGE WALKER IV / THE TENNESSEAN)
The Nashville woman convicted of smothering her newborn twins to death finally spoke at her sentencing on Friday.
Twenty-six-year-old Lindsey Lowe gave birth to her twins in a suburb of Nashville, not in a hospital, but in her parents' home and without help.
Lowe spoke in front of a jury of seven men and five women, saying she can only ask for forgiveness and that she still doesn't know why she killed her newborns.
"I can not explain why I put my babies in a laundry basket, nor can I articulate what was going through my mind at the time. I can only say that I am sorry. Since my arrest, I went to the babies' funeral and I visited their graves several times. I not only let them down, but my parents, my sister, my grandparents and all the other people who loved me and continue to love me," said Lowe.
She faces at least 51 years in jail for the deaths of her two babies.