Dr. Tony Beam Christian Blog and Commentary

Yates Verdict A Contradiction

  • Tony Beam Dr. Tony Beam's Weblog
  • Published Jul 28, 2006

Almost five years ago, Andrea Yates drug her five children to an upstairs bathroom and systematically drowned them in the tub.  She then layed them out on the bed and called 911  Because her action were so heartless and unthinkable people have to believe she was insane at the time of the crime. 

But was she truly insane by definition of the law?  The law says for a person to  be found innocent by reason of insainity they must not understand that what they did was wrong.  They must not be able to appreciate the gravity of their actions.