The Andrea Yates Trial

American Voicespatriotismparentschildren ISSUE 38•09 Mar 13, 2002

Andrea Yates, on trial for the drowning of her five children in the bathtub of their Houston home, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. What do you think?

  • “This poor woman lost five children. Hasn't she suffered enough?”

    Rhonda Rowe –
    Homemaker

  • “This is just a sad case of someone letting their child-killing impulses get out of control.”

    Bill Jackson –
    Systems Analyst

  • “You know, a high percentage of child fatalities in the home occur in the bathtub. Who's to say the statistics didn't catch up to her all at once?”

    Maxwell Bosch –
    Lawyer

  • “Yates killed not one, but five children? Wow, they certainly do do everything bigger in Texas.”

    Bob Putnam –
    File Clerk

  • “I can't shake the feeling that four or five years from now, we're in for the creepiest fucking Oprah guest ever.”

    Denise Pflaum –
    Nurse

  • “The jury should declare Andrea Yates guilty by reason of drowning five children in a bathtub.”

    Milton Oberst –
    Cashier

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