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Mentally ill mother escapes death penalty but faces life imprisonment

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7339.694/b (Published 23 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:694
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    A Texas jury of eight women and four men decided in only 35 minutes to spare Andrea Yates, who drowned her five children in the family bath (16 March, p 634), from the death penalty and …

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