Story of Andrea Yates
CM103 – 09 Composition I: Effective Writing for Criminal Justice Majors
Liz Ann Rolfsmeier
Unit 9: Final Project 2
Story of Andrea Yates
On June 20, 2001 a woman by the name of Andrea Yates, stunned the whole country with one of the most bizarre acts of violence that a parents could ever do to their own children. She called her husband at work and told him “I did it” confused by what was going on, he rush home only to find his house filled with officers of the law. The husband asked, “What is going on?”, and only to found out that his wife had drowned all five of their children.
Andrea Yates was a will educated women by all means, “she was the class valedictorian, captain of the swim team and an officer in the National Honor Society. She completed a two-year pre-nursing program at the University of Houston and then graduated in 1986 from the University Of Texas School Of Nursing in Houston. She worked as a registered nurse at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center from 1986 until 1994.” (Montaldo, n/a) Andrea met her husband, Rusty Yates at the apartment complex that she lived in. Andrea and Rusty after little time to together decided to get married in April of 1993. They seemed to be the perfect couple and started to have a family saying that, “they planned on having as many children as nature provided.” (Montaldo, n/a) In total the Yates had five wonderful children together, five boys and one girl ranging in ages from seven years old to seven months old.
Andrea Yates was a woman that did the unthinkable, killed all five of her children. She suffered from a state of depression, using religion as an excuse and had many signs before this happened.
Unit 9: Final Project 3
“Andrea began to have violent visions: she saw someone being stabbed. She thought she heard Satan speak to her. However, she and her husband had idealistic,
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