Milestones Jan. 17, 2005

OVERTURNED. The murder convictions of ANDREA YATES, 40, Texas mother who in 2001 drowned her five children in the family bathtub; by a Texas appeals court, because of false testimony from a witness for the prosecution; in Houston. In testifying that Yates knew right from wrong, psychiatrist Park Dietz referred to a Law & Order episode concerning a depressed woman who drowns her kids, which prosecutors suggested influenced Yates' actions. The court subsequently learned that no such episode exists. Although Yates' lawyer said he would not seek her immediate release from prison, her mother is pushing for hospitalization instead of a...

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