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Andrea Yates

The Insanity of the Insanity Defense

Margaret Spinelli, M.D. | Posted 09.28.2016 | Crime
Margaret Spinelli, M.D.

I am a physician, a perinatal psychiatrist working with childbearing women. Although I am not a forensic expert, I have testified in court for mentall...

How Rusty Yates Copes With The Horrific Deaths Of His 5 Young Children

OWN | Posted 07.13.2015 | OWN

Fourteen years ago, Rusty Yates' life was forever changed with one phone call. That summer morning, he headed to work just like any other day, only to...

The James Holmes Trial and the Insanity Defense

Adam Banner | Posted 06.01.2016 | Crime
Adam Banner

The insanity defense, which dates back to ancient times, is a controversial defense option. In fact, not all 50 states allow an insanity defense, and several of those that do have rejected "not guilty by reason of insanity" in favor of the less-forgiving "guilty but insane."

14 Years After Andrea Yates Killed Her Children, Her Ex Is 'Hopeful' For Her Release

OWN | Posted 04.27.2015 | OWN

Fourteen years ago, mother of five Andrea Yates drowned each of her children in the family bathtub before calmly calling husband, Rusty, and the polic...

Andrea Yates' Ex-Husband Says She Needed 'Compassion' After Drowning Their 5 Children

OWN | Posted 04.23.2015 | OWN

On the morning on June 20, 2001, mother of five Andrea Yates woke up, fed the kids breakfast and said goodbye to her husband, Rusty, as he left for wo...

Church for Andrea Yates, Mom Who Killed Five?

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 05.28.2012 | Crime
Suzanne O'Malley

Already I've been asked, should Andrea Yates -- who drowned her five children in the bathtub of her suburban Houston home nearly eleven years ago -- be allowed a two-hour weekly pass to attend church services?