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Old 01-06-2005, 09:17 AM
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Andrea Yates Conviction Overturned

Houston AP Breaking News - No More info Available - Will Provide when it comes in!

This is Awful!

http://www.chron.com/
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:24 AM
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For those of you who dont remember - this is the woman who drowned her 4 children and then methodically wrapped them in blankets and laid them out on her bed while her husband was away at work!
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:25 AM
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Houston AP Breaking News - No More info Available - Will Provide when it comes in!

This is Awful!

http://www.chron.com/
WOW, this is huge! Thanks for breaking news...
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:27 AM
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Overturned on what basis? psychological problems? maybe they will give her a new trial or commit her to a psychiatric hospital.

Personally, I know what she did was absolutely horrific, but I think she is sick in the head and should be committed. Not like that b!tch Susan Smith who knew exacty what she was doing.
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:27 AM
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This is wonderful news. If Andrea Yates doesn't qualify as being criminally insane, they need to throw that defense out the window. Hopefully, she'll be sent to a psychiatric hospital for life. Prison for her was NOT right!!!
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:28 AM
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Houston AP Breaking News - No More info Available - Will Provide when it comes in!

This is Awful!

http://www.chron.com/

Oh crap! Instead of being in prison she'll probably be sent to a state mental hospital like Rusk. I know the woman is sick BUT she sure wasn't too out of it to call 911 and fess up to what she did. If you're so messed up you're not gonna have the presence of mind to call the cops. She knew what she did was wrong. JMO Sorry, I'm just a hard *ss when it comes to killing kids. Especially 5 at one time mind you!
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:30 AM
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Overturned on what basis? psychological problems? maybe they will give her a new trial or commit her to a psychiatric hospital.

Personally, I know what she did was absolutely horrific, but I think she is sick in the head and should be committed. Not like that b!tch Susan Smith who knew exacty what she was doing.
I am hearing that the State will file for a retrial and ask the court of appeals to review - IF IF they do not rehear it - goes back to the original pre-trial phase. Something about an expert witness testifying that she is totally sane - and prejudicing the jury or something - details are quite sketchy... She will not be going home anytime soon though.
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:31 AM
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Andrea Yates' Conviction Overturned

Not sure where to post this, so I will start here and it can be moved if needed. Andrea Yates' conviction for drowning her 5 children has just been overturned, by reason of insanity. A three-judge panel in TX has decided to give her a new trial...they believe she was insane at the time of the murders.
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:32 AM
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Hr husband supports her, right? I wonder how he is doing.. did he divorce her..anyone know?
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:32 AM
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Appeals Court Throws Out Andrea Yates Conviction

She'll get a new trial. The court said the DA expert Park Dietz used an example of a Law and Order episode that never aired in his testimony.

O/T and I'll move it in a bit
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:33 AM
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Hr husband supports her, right? I wonder how he is doing.. did he divorce her..anyone know?

I think he was in the process of trying to divorce her recently - Was remarrying or something - I will find out
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:33 AM
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Hr husband supports her, right? I wonder how he is doing.. did he divorce her..anyone know?

Yes, he does support her. He was on a show a couple months ago. (don't remember which one). He has filed for divorce.
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:34 AM
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There's a thread in the parking lot too!!!
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:34 AM
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Will she get out of jail now? On Bail? I can't say I'm surprised.
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:37 AM
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Just heard that too. Likely she'll be found guilty again in a second trial that sentences her to a mental hospital......where she'll be released someday.

Rusty has divorced her, I read

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Old 01-06-2005, 09:38 AM
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She'll get a new trial. The court said the DA expert Park Dietz used an example of a Law and Order episode that never aired in his testimony.

O/T and I'll move it in a bit
I never saw a more insane person in my entire life! She deserves a new trial.
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:41 AM
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I am not sure how I feel about this... She was obviously sick, but.... I dunno... All I can think of is those poor babies and how scared they must have been.
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:42 AM
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No. The prosecutor has to decide what his next move will be. He can appeal this decision. If that fails, he must decide whether to retry her or not. I'm sure she'll remain in prision pending the decisions and/or the new trial. I hope that she's sentenced to a mental institution where she should have been all along!

Here's an article from the Dallas Morning News:


Andrea Yates HOUSTON - A state appeals court has overturned the capital murder convictions against Andrea Yates and ordered a new trial in the drownings of her children.

The Texas First Court of Appeals issued its ruling in Houston Thursday in a 12-page opinion signed by court Justice Sam Nuchia.

A three-judge panel found that the Harris County trial jury might have been prejudiced against Yates by the false testimony of a prosecution expert.

Park Dietz testified he consulted on an episode of the NBC show "Law and Order" about a woman with postpartum depression acquitted by reason of insanity in the drowning of her children. It was later revealed that no such program existed.

The Houston mother was serving a life sentence for the 2001 drownings of three of her five children. All five children were drowned in a bathtub at the family's home.

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Old 01-06-2005, 09:45 AM
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This is wonderful news. If Andrea Yates doesn't qualify as being criminally insane, they need to throw that defense out the window. Hopefully, she'll be sent to a psychiatric hospital for life. Prison for her was NOT right!!!
I couldn't agree more! This is great news, imo, she needs to be in a psychiatric hospital, not prison. I remember having this overwhelming feeling of sadness when she was convicted and I'm happy that the conviction has been overturned.

Yes, what she did was horrible and unspeakable, but the woman was sick for years and needed help badly. It's always been my opinion that her husband, Rusty Yates, should be the one in prison. He knew for years that his wife was sick and it got worse with each pregnancy. He never got her the help she needed (imo).

And and I agree with you Cass. This case isn't like the Susan Smith case at all. SS knew exactly what she was doing to her children and I hope she rots in jail for the rest of her miserable life.
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:45 AM
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I never saw a more insane person in my entire life! She deserves a new trial.

I wish they'd put Ol' Rusty Yates on trial with her this time
The man found her in a bathroom with a knife to her neck then gets her pregnant a couple of more times
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:47 AM
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There are threads about this in both the JURY room and the parking lot.
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:47 AM
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i know she did a horrible thing, but i too believe she was completely insane at the time. she has been hospitalized recently (within the last 3 months or so) due to her mental health, and her husband has divorced her. i hope she can finally be removed from jail and admitted full time to a hospital to get the help this poor woman needs.
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:54 AM
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Appeals court overturns the murder conviction against Andrea Yates


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(01/06/05 - HOUSTON) A state appeals court has overturned the capital murder convictions against Andrea Yates and ordered a new trial in the drownings of her children.

The Texas First Court of Appeals issued its ruling in Houston today in a 12-page opinion signed by court Justice Sam Nuchia.

A three-judge panel found that the Harris County trial jury might have been prejudiced against Yates by the false testimony of a prosecution expert.

Park Dietz testified he consulted on an episode of the N-B-C T-V show "Law and Order" about a woman with postpartum depression acquitted by reason of insanity in the drowning of her children. It was later revealed that no such program existed.

The Houston mother was serving a life sentence for the 2001 drownings of three of her five children. All five children were drowned in a bathtub at the family's home.
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:54 AM
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Off Subject: Andrea Yates - PLEASE READ

I don't know where to post this. I just read that Andrea Yates murder conviction was overturned. She's getting out?????????????????
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:56 AM
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YIPPIE!

I couldn't be happier. Whatever happen's.........she'll probably be put in a Mental Unit........somewhere. IT's about time! That poor woman.

Here's FOX news on it. You don't have to subscribe!
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,143508,00.html

And here's the background.......story. The Case
http://www.1stcoa.courts.state.tx.us...pinionId=81308

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