Apr 26, 2013 2:39 PM
A former Western Kentucky University student convicted of smothering her newborn twins has been sentenced in the case.
Lindsey Lowe will spend a minimum of 51 years in prison. She was convicted last month of felony and premeditated murder, as well as aggravated child abuse.
Lowe was arrested in Tennessee in September after her father found one of the dead baby boys in a laundry basket.
Lowe told police she hid the pregnancy and killed the babies because she didn't want her parents to know she was pregnant.
Prosecutors cite an affair as a possible motive for the twins' killings.
Lowe's attorney says he believes that Lowe was mentally ill when she killed the children.