Day Three of Deliberations at Yates Trial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

No verdict yet in the Andrea Yates trial.

Jurors spent eleven hours yesterday reviewing videotapes of two
psychiatrists' interviews and asked to see the state's definition of insanity. The panel is trying to determine if Yates was sane when she drowned her five children in 2001.

The judge says they'll see the state's definition of insanity when they return this morning. The definition says that someone, because of a severe mental illness, does not know while committing a crime that it is wrong.

In 2002, it took a jury nearly four hours to convict Yates of murder, a conviction overturned on appeal last year.

Yates has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity.

She is charged in only three of the deaths, which is common in cases
involving multiple slayings.


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