A Texas jury finally gets it right

July 26th, 2006

Andrea Yates has been found not guilty by reason of insanity of murder in the drowning deaths of her five children. If there has ever been someone who is NUTS it is Andrea Yates. This woman needs to be in a hospital, not in prison. Frankly, I don’t care if they have to keep her there for the rest of her life; despite what the hang-em-high types will tell you, this is not about someone getting away with a crime. Andrea Yates is not “getting away” with anything (it’s not like you’re going to find her next year searching for the “real killer” on golf courses all over the world). She’s a sick woman, she needs to be treated, and she should never be allowed around children again… but she does not deserve to rot in jail.

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