Andrea Yates
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In June 2001, Andrea Yates drowned her five children, ages 11 months to 7 years old, in the bathtub in their home. She called 911 after committing the murders and welcomed the police at the door, telling them calmly that she just killed her children. Prior to the murders, Yates was suicidal and was hospitalized multiple times. After the original sentence of life in prison, an appellate court found her not guilty by reasons of insanity and she was committed to a mental hospital.

 

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