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    Andrea Pia Yates (née Kennedy; born July 2, 1964) is an American woman from Houston, Texas, who confessed to drowning her five children in their bathtub on June 20, 2001. She had had for some time severe postpartum depression, postpartum psychosis, and schizophrenia. During her trial, she was represented by Houston criminal defense attorney ...

  2. Apr 02, 2014 · Yates was born Andrea Pia Kennedy on July 2, 1964, in Houston, Texas. Yates was a stellar student and class valedictorian. In 1993, she married Rusty Yates, who was a disciple of preacher Michael ...

  3. Jun 17, 2021 · On June 20, 2001, Andrea Yates drowned her five small children one by one in the bathtub of her Clear Lake home. Yates, who is now 56, was tried twice for the deaths of her children.

  4. Yates was diagnosed with major depression, with psychotic features, with onset postpartum (i.e., postpartum psychosis). The jail psychiatrist advised during trial that Andrea Yates was the sickest patient she had ever treated. A psychologist performed neuro-psychological testing on Yates while she was incarcerated.

  5. Mar 19, 2006 · Yates divorced Andrea Yates in March 2005, three years after she was sentenced to life in prison on two murder convictions for drowning her children in a bathtub. An appeals court overturned those ...

  6. Dec 02, 2006 · Former nurse Andrea Yates, whose postnatal mental illness led her to drown her five children, had her life sentence overturned at a retrial earlier this year, after successfully pleading insanity. Faith McLellan reviews the case and its implications for mental health in the criminal justice system.

  7. Jun 20, 2022 · Andrea Yates, flanked by her lawyers, George Parnham, left, and Wendell Odom, was found not guilty by reason of insanity in her second murder trial in Houston on July 26, 2006.

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