Wednesday, July 26, 2006


The second murder trial for Andrea Yates brought a dramatically different result for the mom who drowned her kids in the bathtub. The dury found her not guilty by reason of insanity.

So, it's off to the state mental hospital rather than life in prison.

For the record, Mom Yates drowned 6-month-old Mary, 2-year-old Luke, 3-year-old Paul, 5-year-old John and 7-year-old Noah. Nothing like a little mass murder to signal depression. Her attorney continuously claimed Yates had severe postpartum psychosis. If so, look for lots of men to avoid having children in the future. It just isn't safe to be around those post partum women.

Having to live with the knowledge you killed your kids, 5 of them, will be pretty tough. I'm not sure a mental institution can help you with that, either. I hope the jury is right, because it would be an unspeakable injustice to let a mass murderer to free. Once the psychiatrist says she is no longer a threat, they have to release her.

Rest in peace, Mary, Luke, Paul, John and Noah.
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