Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Psycho III-Yates Motel-The Houston jury convicted Andrea Yates of murder yesterday, which they pretty much had to do since the Texas definition of insanity was the inability to tell right from wrong. She was loony-tunes; a depressed state coupling with some hard-core legalistic church teaching to lead her to think her kids were better off dead. She knew it was wrong on a worldly basis, but her twisted mind thought it was right spiritually at the time. To allow an insanity defense to stick in this case will give open season for mothers to do post-birth abortions and just get some counseling afterwards. I'm not looking for the death penalty here, as she doesn't seem a threat to society if she's on her meds.
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