Doctors treating Andrea Yates, who drowned her five children in a bathtub in 2001, will ask that she be allowed to leave her mental hospital for two hours each week to attend church, her attorney said Thursday.
For the second time since Andrea Yates drowned her five children in a bathtub in 2001, defense lawyers will attempt to convince a jury that the Texas mother was legally insane when she committed the horrendous acts.
Shortly after Andrea Yates was arrested for methodically drowning her five children in the bathtub, she told an investigator that she was a bad mother who had doomed her young to eternal damnation, and the only way she knew to save them was to kill them.
Shortly after Andrea Yates methodically drowned her five children in the bathtub, she told an investigator that she did it because she was such a bad mother she had doomed her young to eternal damnation.
The husband of Andrea Yates, who admitted she drowned the couple's five children, said a Texas appellate court's decision to throw out her murder convictions gives prosecutors a chance to seek treatment for his wife's mental illness.
Lawyers for Andrea Yates, the Texas woman convicted nearly three years ago of drowning her children, said Thursday they won't seek her release from a prison psychiatric ward following a court's decision Thursday to overturn her murder convictions.