Thursday, April 23, 2015

'Trying her is the single cruelest thing I have ever witnessed': Andrea Yates' ex-husband slams her capital murder trial 14 years after she drowned their five children in the bathtub

  • Russell 'Rusty' Yates said his ex-wife's actions were 'a result of her illness' 
  • She systematically killed her children in their Texas home in 2001 
  • Was convicted of capital murder in 2002, but in 2006 was found not guilty by reason of insanity - after being diagnosed with postpartum psychosis
  • Mr Yates maintains she is a good mother who loved her children 
  • Slammed prosecutors for seeking the death penalty during the first trial 
  • He has since remarried and has a son 

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