For me, the similarity was enough to get my attention. Dee Laney, the woman now on trial in Texas who stoned her children to death (one survived) was by all accounts a pillar of the community, a devout Church going Christian, a devoted wife and mother, and all the adjectives that have been ascribed to Patsy Ramsey. NO WARNING SIGNS NO (and I always love this one) HISTORY NO PATHOLOGY Yet, how is it possible that she snapped one day, after "God told her to do it" and brutally stoned her children to death? By RST standards this could not possibly have happened. She felt that God spoke with her Patsy felt that God cured her She was a devoted wife and mother, according to those who knew her Patsy was a devoted wife and mother, according to those who knew her She had no history of mental illness, depression, etc. Patsy had no history of mental illness, depression, etc. The similarities are striking The defense for this woman is that you don't have to have a history like Andrea Yates to be "insane". There will be many experts prepared to testify that despite the lack of history and pathology, there is such a thing as "snapping" due to stress or many other things and these things can and do happen. Dee Laney "snapped" and stoned her kids Why isn't it possible that someone in the Ramsey household "snapped"? Not that I ever believed it wasn't possible, as did many others, but just another point to be driven home that it can and obviously DOES happen Thoughts?