Yates' Conviction Reversed for State's Use of False Testimony by Mental Health Expert Concerning "Law & Order" Episode

Yates v. State, No. 01-02-00462-CR, 2005 WL 20416 (Tex. Ct. App. Jan. 6, 2005)

The Court of Appeals of Texas reversed the capital murder conviction of Andrea Yates obtained in connection with the drowning deaths of her young children in a bathtub in their home. At trial, Yates asserted an insanity defense and four psychiatrists and a psychologist testified that, as a result of her mental illness, Yates did not know right from wrong...

Found in DMHL Volume 24 Issue 2