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Andrea Yates
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Andrea Yates was found guilty for drowning her five children in a bath tub in their house in Houston on the morning of June 20th of 2001. She called the Houston Police Department after committing this evil act who arrived at the scene and took Yates in custody and questioned her. She revealed the details of how she drowned her children one by one and put them in their beds and left her six-month old daughter floating dead in the bath tub before she drowned her last child who was seven years old. She was not able to answer why she had done this every time asked by the officer. She was later put on anti-depressants which resulted in her revealing why she had done so. She believed that she was trying to send them to God in their "innocent years" before they committed any sins. It would send them in heaven. She said "they did not do thing God likes" in her interview with the psychiatrist. She said they did silly things. Her lawyer plead not guilty on basis of insanity defense.
The defense psychiatrist said "[Yates] was the sicked person I've ever seen". Her hair were a mess, dressed in in orage oversized dress and no bra on
Biopsychosocial history:(1.5 pages)
Yates grew up in Houston, youngest of her five siblings. She was a devoted kid to her parents and always wanted to do things for other people. She was the captain of the swin team in high school. Valedictoerian of her senir clashe valued excellence. she moved to spartment complex after she finished texas university school of nursing. this is when she started dating and met her husband Rusty Yates. They dated for 3 years and then married. their first son was born in their first year of marriage and she had to be a stay at home mom for her son. her psychiatrist said that yates had visons of hurting somebody after their first son was born. she also told the psychiatrist that satin had spoken with her. She could not reaveal to anyone that she was having these visions because

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