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    The Case Of Andrea Yates

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    The case of Andrea Yates is one of the most infamous cases in the last decade and the reason for that is because Andrea’s mental state leading up to the murders. Andrea Yates in 2001 drowned all five of her children in a bathtub in her Huston, Texas home. However, was she responsible for her actions? Andrea suffered from several mental illnesses including postpartum depression. She was constantly in and out of mental health institutions and was given medication to deal with her depression. Andrea’s husband at the time Russell Yates did not fully pay attention to Andrea’s mental condition and once he thought she was better they had another child despite being told not do so by Andrea’s psychologist. After their 4th child was born Andrea developed…

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    Andrea Yates: Mother or Monster Mothers have been thought of as nurturing caregivers. Caregivers who have always done and thought of what is best for their children. Nevertheless, what happens when the nurturing mother becomes the monster? What causes them to undergo such a drastic transformation? Let us look at Andrea Yates. In Houston, Texas Andrea Yates was born on July 2, 1964 and raised as a devout Roman Catholic. Montaldo (2016) reports that Andrea Yates graduated from Milby High…

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    Andrea Yates

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    In the case of Andrea Yates, she is a Christian, home-schooling teacher who committed filicide on June 20, 2001. She took the kids in, one by one, into the bathroom of her home and drowned them. After killing the five children, she confessed her crimes to 911 dispatchers. When news of the story came to the public, it came as a surprise to those who only thought of her as one who could do no evil. In the perspective of others, this sin created a basis for judgment and questioning everything she…

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    Andrea Yates Case

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    Often times, I think the insanity defense is used consciously to escape penalties of the law. Or perhaps it can be referred to as the “defense of last resort,” when there is no question that the accused committed the act and the defense can think of nothing else to exonerate his/her client. Consider the case of Andrea Yates. In my opinion, Yates knew the difference between right and wrong at the time of the drownings. Yates did not believe she was washing laundry or putting out a fire. Yates…

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    Considering Andrea Yates' psychological condition of having postpartum psychosis along with another mental disorder, I consider the mother of five children in the state of Texas not guilty, therefore it would be unreasonable for her to be sentenced to death. Seeing as she belonged to a branch of Christianity which accepts all the children God concedes them, she had a great deal of responsibility regarding her role as both a mother and a housewife. Her husband, Rusty who worked with NASA, did not…

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    Andrea Yates Case Study

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    Andrea Yates was a previous Houston, Texas occupant who executed her five kids on June 20, 2001 by suffocating them in the bathtub in her home. She was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to life, but a court of appeals reversed the conviction and found her insane. She had been languishing over some time with extremely serious post pregnancy anxiety and baby blues psychosis. Her case put the M'Naghten Rules with the Irresistible Impulse Test, a lawful test for rational soundness,…

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    The Case of Andrea Yates Life can be hard, and certainly Andrea Yates’ story is both hard and depressing. A woman who had everything in life and was living the American dream suddenly turned things around and killed her four sons and her daughter. Some people might attribute this to domestic abuse, others to a psychological illness. While the specific reasons are unknown, there has to be something that triggered her actions as a normal human being does not kill her 5 children without having a…

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    Andrea Yates Case Study

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    the case of Andrea Yates, who systematically drowned her five children in her home bathtub on June 20, 2001. Andrea’s trial was very long and difficult because it was hard to establish what the reasons were behind her killing her own children; to me a variety of different factors influenced Andrea and led her to commit this horrible act, there wasn’t just one reason. According to research Andrea had been bulimic and depressive as a teenager, despite her perfectionist traits and good performance…

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    Mrs. Andrea Yates past life showed that she has had a history of mental illness. Mrs. Andrea Yates had been brought to the hospital many times for strings of mental cases that she had received treatment for because she had harsh depression and the depression came due to psychosis. One time when Yates was in the hospital, she was described as an intensely psychotic woman. Yates has tried many times to commit suicide; for instance one time she tried to overdose by using antidepressants and even…

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