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Happy behind bars: mother of five children’s murder refused to be released

Date: July 18, 2024 Time: 13:54:37

In 2001, Andrea Yates drowned her five children in the bathtub.

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Andrea Yates’ crime shocked the United States: in 2001, a Texas woman drowned her five children in the bathtub. The youngest daughter was six months old and the eldest son was seven. Now Yates could have been released, but she refused to ask the court for it and is willing to spend the rest of her days behind bars.

At the same time, Yates, as reported by the New York Post, does not regret what she did. She is sure that by killing she was saving the children from eternal damnation: “My children were not righteous. I raised them in such a way that it was impossible to save them. They were doomed to perish in hell.”

In 2001, the killer mother was 37 years old. She lived peacefully in a Houston suburb with her husband Rusty, a NASA engineer, and five adorable children.

On June 20, Andrea waited until her husband left for work and began methodically drowning her children — 7-year-old Noah, 5-year-old John, 3-year-old Pavel, 2-year-old Luke, and 6-month-old Maria — in the bathtub, one after the other.

Yates then called 911 and asked her husband to come home immediately. It’s hard to imagine what Rusty felt when he found himself in that bathroom.

At the trial, Andrey claimed that for the past two years she had been preparing for murder. But for some reason she also gave birth to Maria…

For mass infanticide, the woman faced the death penalty, but the verdict was much more humane: Andrei was sentenced to life in prison.

However, the defense continued to argue that the killer suffered from postpartum psychosis. Yates’ lawyers appealed and won a new trial.

In 2006, Andrea was declared insane. The judge sent her to a maximum security psychiatric hospital.

At the same time, Yates was granted the right to undergo a medical examination every year. For what? So if her health improves, the judge could release her.

However, Andreya decided otherwise. He does not want to leave the asylum, assuring the doctors that this is where he feels best.

The child killer makes greeting cards and other crafts. She often features rainbows and butterflies. Andrea sells them at art shows and festivals. Proceeds go to the Yates Children’s Memorial Fund, which helps people suffering from postpartum depression.

The woman even has access to the Internet. She frequently visits the family website set up by her ex-husband and spends a lot of time looking at photographs of murdered children.

Last month, Andrea Yates once again refused a hearing that would have determined whether she was eligible to be discharged from the hospital.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
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