Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Score One for Humanity

Andrea Yates found not guilty by reason of insanity. Postpartum psychosis is no joke. Combine that with other mental illnesses, and you get some really bad news. I am so relieved that a Texas jury could actually find someone innocent. Not only innocent, but innocent by reason of insanity. Andrea will be committed to a mental hospital for a few years--perhaps longer, perhaps shorter--but she lives every day with what she has done. I cannot even begin to imagine what must go through her head every day. It will take her decades to get over this. But I am so glad that the second jury correctly found her innocent by insanity.

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