Yates would spend life in prison rather than being put to death. The oral form of haloperidol Haldol takes 4—6 days after discontinuation to reach a terminal plasma level of under 1. Found not guilty by reason of insanity on July 26, 2006. She also frantically read the Bible. The fact that Yates waited to drown her children until her husband left the house and called the police after the killings was, according to the prosecution, sufficient from the standpoint of state law to convict her of murder. The light rain from last evening forms rivulets that streak down the granite, almost like tears. There, she was observed as being catatonic or nearly catatonic and possibly delusional or having bizarre thoughts.
In July 1999, she succumbed to a nervous breakdown, which culminated in two suicide attempts and two psychiatric hospitalizations that summer. On the basis of Dietz' misleading testimony, Yates was granted a re-trial in 2006. Is she an example to other women who suffer from postpartum depression? He has authored over 100 papers, a dozen book chapters and edited, compiled, or written eight books. While in prison, Andrea stated she had considered killing the children for two years, adding that they thought she was not a good mother and claimed her sons were developing improperly. Warned About the Risks of Having More Babies : Andrea was again hospitalized and stayed in a catatonic state for 10 days.
Their fifth child, Mary, was born in November 2000. He preached with fervor the wickedness of Eve and of all women, and insisted that if a mother did not bring up her children in the ways of , she and her children were bound for Hell. Once illegal or strongly discouraged in all but three states, home schooling, thanks to organizations like the Home Schooling Legal Defense Association—an outfit run by Christian fundamentalists—and the enthusiastic support of Republican legislators, is now legal in all fifty states. Russell Yates lowered his head unbelieving that his wife was convicted. Leaving Noah in the tub, she brought Mary to the bed and laid her in the arms of her brothers.
Yates completed a two-year pre-nursing program at the University of Houston and graduated from the University of Texas School of Nursing. Andrea caught up with him and as he screamed, she dragged him and forced him into the tub next to Mary's floating body. He had announced at a family gathering the weekend before the drownings that he had decided to leave her home alone for an hour each morning and evening, so that she would not become totally dependent on him and his mother for her maternal responsibilities. Did these women have postpartum? In August 1999, the Yates family moved from the converted bus to a house that Yates had bought while appellant was in the hospital. Some sources have suggested the lack of community may have contributed to her isolation. Most of use cannot fathom anyone doing what she did and yet it was not unique.
Andrea suffered post-partum depression, aggravated by her already extant mental imbalance, cramped living conditions, and Yates' frequent refusal to take her medication. Anderson Cancer Center from 1986 until 1994. Yates may have received better care of her psychiatric condition as an inmate than she received as a wife and mother in the free world. With those simple words he gave the jury all that was needed for a conviction. The fifth child, Noah, was still in the bathtub, floating face down. I think she'll probably need treatment for the rest for her life.
Yates was convicted of capital murder in 2002, but acquitted in 2006 after jurors found her not guilty by reason of insanity. Russell Yates was on his way to New York for a television appearance. Yates turned herself in immediately after the drowning deaths, Resnick said, because she thought her own death would fulfill a Biblical prophecy: If she were executed, Satan would be executed. First, the State used the testimony to cross-examine Dr. Chuck Rosenthal, recently elected as district attorney of Harris County that has sent more criminals to death row than most states have, rapidly chose to file capital murder charges against this woman, citing that he was dealing with five dead children. Yates confessed to the killings after calling police to her home.
Yates would have been not guilty by reason of insanity and sent to a mental health facility instead of a prison if the Texas law had not changed, but the possibility seems desirable. She seemed to be coping well until the death of her father on March 12, 2001. Andrea later told a neurologist, however, that shortly after the birth of their first child, Noah, in February 1994, she felt the presence of Satan and saw an image of a knife and someone being stabbed. Andrea had never dated anyone until she turned 23 and prior to meeting Rusty she was healing from a broken relationship. He missed a jury summons that day but no one believed that he would have been placed on a jury after his recent experiences.
The next day, she was hospitalized after she tried to commit suicide by taking an overdose of pills. He fought desperately, coming up for air twice, but Andrea held him down until he was dead. She desperately needs proper psychiatric care. Indeed certain elements in the right-wing media are a little alarmed. Although the original jury believed she was legally aware of her actions, they disagreed that her motive was spousal-revenge. She was thereafter committed to the North Texas State Hospital - Vernon Campus.