<modsnip> Your comment gave me a glimmer of hope.
I was speaking to my best friend about this case, and we both agreed... this is so hard because this could have been us. So so easily. We both had horrible, debilitating, life-altering postpartum depression and by nothing we did (what on earth is the opposite of 'by no fault of my own'?!) we got the treatment we needed and support to get through it, and our brains didn't have psychosis.
There's no pain greater than what she and her husband are going through now, and the cries for her to spend life in prison or death sentence... for what benefit? If she even survives (I have zero doubt she will attempt to die by suicide again and again until successful, regardless of incarceration) - the torture her mind will put her through, in a cell or death row or whatever, is worse than anything you could do to her. She's not a menace to society. She's not going to harm a darn soul, other than herself now.
My heart hurts. I effing hate our country and insurance and treatment of women and mental health.