Andrea Yates Essays

  • Andrea Yates

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    Andrea Yates Arguement Last June in 2001, a 37-year-old lady by the name of Andrea Yates, was arrested for killing her five children. Most people like me would agree that she was sane, and the death penalty would have been the right punishment for Mrs. Andrea Yates. The punishment in the State of Texas for committing two capital crimes is life in jail or the death penalty. Andrea’s lawyer tried to show her innocence by protesting that she was insane at the time of the killings. This plea

  • Andrea Kennesy Yates

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    Biography Andrea Kennedy Yates was born on July 2, 1964 in Houston, Tex. She graduated from Milby High School in Houston in 1982. 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

  • Andrea Yates Research Paper

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    20th, 2001 in a small, suburban household in Houston, TX, Andrea Yates drowned her five children in a bathtub after her husband left for work. The crime is unimaginable, yes, but the history leading up to the crime is just as important to the story. Andrea Yates childhood, adulthood, and medical history are all potent pieces of knowledge necessary to understanding the crime she committed. From birth to teen years, the childhood of Andrea Yates was both positive with accomplishments, and negative with

  • Andrea Yates

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    Story of Andrea Yates Composition I: Effective Writing for Criminal Justice Majors 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

  • Andrea Yates

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    Is it really possible to lose all self-control and not be able to control your actions? Andrea Yates was a mother of five children who she then decided to drown all five of her children. A mother who kills all five of her children, is not something you hear of often. It shocked me actually when I heard the whole story and everything that went down. As a listener of the story who is young and still growing into the mature age, it’s hard for me to understand “why” and “how”? I have grown up with severe

  • Andrea Yates Case

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    Andrea Yates was born on July 2nd, 1964 in Houston, Texas, and she was raised in the Houston area (Denno, 2003). Her father was a retired auto shop teacher who died of Alzheimer’s disease shortly before the murders of Yates’s children, and her mother Jutta Karin was a home maker (Denno, 2003). Andrea was the youngest of five, and was a high achiever; and in high school she was captain of the swim team, a National Honor Society member, and valedictorian of her 1982 graduating class (Denno, 2003)

  • The Crea Yates: The Case Of Andrea Yates

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    This paper discusses the case of Andrea Yates, she confessed to the drowning of her five children and was charged with capital murder in 2001. The initial conviction was overturned and Yates was found not guilty due to insanity and was ordered to a mental hospital in 2006. Yates had sought help for her mental illness and was seeing a psychiatrist, who advise her not to have another child. Andrea Yates only received a minimal amount of therapeutic treatment. If the treatment was possibly longer could

  • Arguments Against Insanity Defense

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    is Throughout the Andrea Yates case it is clear to see how confusing the not guilty by reason of insanity plea really is. There is no clear cut answers, and the courts have to review the case each year. After her sentencing to life in prison was reversed, the case looked more into what caused her to commit such crimes, and why someone would do such a thing. Her second sentencing focused on the mens rea, looking at what was happening in her mind before and during the crimes. Andrea had issues dating

  • Analysis: How We Decide A Criminal Is Insane

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    prescribed Haldol to help battle the depression. Andrea continued to live a near normal life until her psychiatrist stopped her prescription it then created a spiral of unfortunate events (Roche., 2002, p. 1-3). One day she was home alone watching the kids, she said “the devil told me to kill my kids or if not killed they would be tormented by demons,” she then begun to drown each child in the bathtub to “save” them from being tormented (Roche., 2002, p. 1-3). Yates then placed all five children in a bed side

  • Andrea Yates Psychological Perspective

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    On June 20, 2001, a terrible tragedy occurred, as Andrea Yates drowned all five of her children in the bath. After drowning each child child, she picked them up, tucked them in her bed and called in her next victim until all 5 children were deceased. After she had successfully drowned each child, she calmly called her husband and notified local police that she was in need of an officer. As this case reached international news, many pondered what would make the mother of five do such an abysmal thing

  • Corroborate Agnew's General Strain Theory

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    The Yates’ unconventional standard of living along with the social belief that a woman’s role is to be the homemaker could have created anxiety and undue pressure on Andrea. Their pastor and mentor, Woroniecki “preached that parents were ultimately responsible for the souls of their children” and if children were behaving poorly the parents should “commit suicide rather than cause their children to stumble and go to hell” (Lancet 1952). The Yates lived on Woroniecki’s converted bus for two years

  • The Case Study of Andrea Yates

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    Andrea Yates long history of mental illness did impact what she did to her children as well as an outside influence of Michael and Rachel Woroniecki. In 1993 Rusty and Andrea married and a year later they had their first child a son named Noah. They planned on having many children whatever God intended for them. Their five children were all named after figures from the Bible. After Andrea’s first child Noah was born she began to have violent visions and felt that Satan was speaking to her. Andrea

  • Analysis of the Case of Andrea Yates

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    The Andrea Yates murder trial was one of the most highly publicized cases of 2001. Perplexing and complicated, it appealed to the public audience for various reasons. A mother methodically, drowns her five children in the family bathtub after her husband leaves for work. Was this an act of a cold calculating killer, or was this the act of a woman who lost touch with reality. Is this a case of medical neglect, and psychological dysfunctions, or is this a battle of ethics and deviant behavior exploiting

  • Andrea Yates Case Study

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    The Andrea Yate’s case impacted America greatly. She was known as an average catholic mother who was born in Houston, Texas. She had an education, pursued a nursing degree. And was normally developed and respected by her family throughout her life (Murderpedia). After reading about this case study I found it to be very interesting but also very insane... Andrea Yates’ was a mom of five children and randomly decided one day to drown all of them because she believed that would save them from “burning

  • Case Study Of Andrea Yates

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    interestingly involves insanity is that of Andrea Yates. Yates was found not guilty, of killing her five children, by reason of insanity. In law, acquitting someone not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) is a

  • Andrea Yates And Post-Partum Depression

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    After having a baby, any woman is susceptible to post-partum depression. Andrea Yates ended up with Post-Partum Psychosis. She claimed to have visions of knives after some of her children were born. Her family had history of mental illness. Her illness was so bad that she was not only having visions but in her own testimony stated that her and her children were watching cartoons one day and the program stopped just so the cartoon characters could tell her children to stop eating so much candy, and

  • Andrea Yates and The Evolution of Insanity Defense

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    horror to other people. To diagnose someone with insanity, according to the observation of the Andrea Yates, one must suffer and be diagnosed with a form of a mental disorder. A correlation between mental disorders and syndromes are also linked to insanity but not all me... ... middle of paper ... ...annot. In conclusion, Andrea Yates was sane and was not guilty by insanity. Workcited Yates' Cofession (2006, August 1). In Retrieved January 20, 2014 Reuters, Thomson ( 2013) Insanity

  • Andrea Yates Case Study Psychology

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    I would diagnose Andrea Yates with major depressive disorder (MDD). This disorder is a serious clinical mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, frustration, loss or anger interfere with a person’s everyday life. The exact cause of major depressive disorder is not known, however many researchers believe it is linked to chemical changes in the brain, problems with a person's genes, or a combination of both. It tends to run in families, but can also occur in those with no family history of

  • An Investigation of Postpartum Depression

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    An Investigation of Postpartum Depression Missing Works Cited The recent Andrea Yates murder trial brought a firestorm of controversy as the issue of postpartum depression (PPD) became a debated topic throughout the country. Did Andrea truly suffer from psychosis as she drowned her five children in the bathtub or was such defense a scheme to avoid the death sentence? Prosecutors suggested the spousal-revenge theory as a motive for the killings. Could she have committed murder to get back at

  • Postpartum Depression and Crime: The Case of Andrea Yates

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    2006, the New York Times published an article on the findings of the retrial of Andrea Yates and her not guilty due to insanity over the drowning deaths of her five children. (Woman Not Guilty, 2006). The court decided to commit her to a state mental hospital until medical experts decide she is not a threat to herself or anyone else. In 2002, an earlier jury rejected her claims she was psychotic and found her guilty. Yates alleged by murdering her children she actually saved them. (Woman Not Guilty