A woman accused of killing her newborn twins has told a court that she cannot testify before a jury.
Lindsey Lowe waived her right Monday to appear as a witness in her murder trial.
Her lawyer asked her if she understood what she was doing and then asked her why she did not want to speak to the jury.
"I just don't feel like I can emotionally handle it," said Lowe, fighting back tears.
The 26-year-old is accused of smothering her twin boys after giving birth to them 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.