Noah, John, Paul, Luke, and Mary Yates

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Noah, 7, John, 5, Paul, 3, Luke, 2, and Mary, an infant, were drowned in the family’s bathtub by their mother, Andrea Yates, one after another. Yates believed that she had to kill her offspring as children lest they come of age and turn away from God. Yates had long suffered from depression, and was found not guilty by reason of insanity. The family lived in Texas, and Yates homeschooled her oldest child while the others had not yet reached school age.

Date: June 20, 2001
Location: Houston, Texas

Documents: Date:
Andrea Yates: More to the Story 2002-03-18

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