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2006-07-26 01:16:07 PM  
platypusjones: she wasn't just depressed. she was psychotic and depressed. hence the paranoid and religious delusions.

and not just psychotic and depressed. Listening to demented church leaders, pulled off of psychiatric meds cold turkey, removed from a mental help facility before she was ready.

If they couldn't decide that *she* was insane. they need to completely strike the possibility of an insanity plea completly off of the books in this state.
 
2006-07-26 01:16:39 PM  
Breaking news...Yates vows to find the real killers...developing...
 
2006-07-26 01:16:45 PM  
The real world is far stranger than the things people dream up.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.
 
2006-07-26 01:16:59 PM  
The insanity defense is BS. Sorry. After they ruled Jeffery Dahmer fit for trial, no one else should even come close to qualifying for insanity. If he wasn't insane, nobody is. The benchmark has been set way way way out there..
 
2006-07-26 01:17:28 PM  
That's goddamned idiotic, and not even a close analogy.

Maybe had you troubled yourself to read the entire thread of comments, you'd have realized that I was merely re-stating Nerf's original argument. But hey, don't waste any time learning what you're talking about before jumping in like a spastard.
 
2006-07-26 01:17:47 PM  
OK.
So.
She's insane.
Now,
Get the Fark on, and Drown the biatch.
As a horrifying example of what will happen to the next one.
No one is inocent.
 
2006-07-26 01:17:58 PM  
I think that there should be manditory Troll Tests before people are allowed to post something on Fark. The way you people keep feeding AladinSane is ridiculous. You're not even trolling the troll, you're just feeding it.

It's Eternal September in here...
 
2006-07-26 01:18:07 PM  
I hope she kills herself. I hope the murder of her own children drives her so mad that she makes up for it.

Wait, now it's time to charge the husband! Many people think he's MORE at fault than she is.
 
2006-07-26 01:18:12 PM  
j__z: I wouldn't be suprised if she, all of a sudden, out of the blue, had a marketable improvement in her mental status.

Ms. Malaprop...Paging Ms. Malaprop...Please report to the Andrea Yates live feed thread.
 
2006-07-26 01:18:33 PM  
MrWhipee: The insanity defense is BS. Sorry. After they ruled Jeffery Dahmer fit for trial, no one else should even come close to qualifying for insanity. If he wasn't insane, nobody is. The benchmark has been set way way way out there..

the line is, and always has been, whether or not they knew right from wrong at the time of their actions.
 
2006-07-26 01:18:55 PM  
Of course she was insane. Everyone knows that the sizzler is the only approved method for ridding yourself of unwanted children. Bake them to death in a hot car, whip up some phony tears as you claim you just "forgot" about them (nudge, nudge, wink, wink), and 9 times out of 10 you get off scott free since the judge and authorities decide you've "suffered enough" (wink, nudge). The sizzler is frazzled parents' dirty little secret.
 
2006-07-26 01:18:59 PM  

When reached for comment, this man said:

www.sentimentosdilacerados.blogger.com.br

"Thank God we live in a country that realizes mentally ill people should not be held responsible for their crimes, no matter how horrible they are, because mentally ill people don't know right from wrong."

 
2006-07-26 01:19:37 PM  
AAH!

Helter skelter!!!
 
2006-07-26 01:19:40 PM  
ooooh damn. I'd much rather be in jail than in the state psychiatric instuition they're saying she'll be going to.

Does it make a difference? If she's that insane, then she isn't going to be able to appreciate the difference.
 
2006-07-26 01:19:46 PM  
Andrea Yates.
Found not guilty by reason of insanity.
In Texas.

Shiat...... she just won the judicial equivalent of the $200 Million Powerball lottery.
 
2006-07-26 01:20:13 PM  
Now, if they would just put the husband on trial for leaving his children alone with an obviously psychotic mother, the world will be right.

I'd flip the switch on that moran of a father in a heartbeat.
 
2006-07-26 01:20:14 PM  
MyMindIsGoingDave:

Ok...lemme back off from the hyperbole comment there. I wouldn't want her to be executed for having post-partum depression. I would want her executed for drowning her kids.

sorry to disappoint you, but we don't execute insane people in his country. it goes back to the concept of mens rea. it is a required element for any crime.
 
2006-07-26 01:20:19 PM  
PS: It's awesome that depression (I know, I'm really generalizing, considering it's a specific form) is good enough to get someone off after they kill all of their children.

And yes, I meant that in more than one way. She's a sick f*ck, so it wouldn't shock me.
 
2006-07-26 01:20:21 PM  
In the grand scheme of things, if she is locked in a mental ward for the rest of her life, she may spend more time locked up than if she was given life thanks to the parole system.
 
2006-07-26 01:20:34 PM  
luckystar Anyone who calls the cops and reports themselves after killing their kids knows what they did was wrong.

Actually, it is fairly widely accepted that the opposite is true. It is pretty common for this type of thing to be used as evidence in support of an insanity plea. When someone makes no effort whatsoever to cover up obviously illegal conduct, that is often seen as evidence that she did not fully appreciate the nature of her actions.
 
2006-07-26 01:20:43 PM  
If she were black or Latino and male should have already been executed.
 
2006-07-26 01:20:49 PM  
the legal system is so farked when it comes to mental illness. there is no psychological equivalent to the legal term "sanity." that woman is clearly bat shiat crazy though, and there's no sense making her "pay." the appropriate emotion here is sadness, not anger.
 
2006-07-26 01:21:17 PM  
Oh BTW the very christian Mr Yates who insisted God was the one telling him to have all these kids and she should be a stay at home mom has alreayd divorced her, remarried recently. SHe was taking full time care of her father with Alzheimer's disease. The doctor told him not to get her pregnant again. He warned her she was not to be alone with the kids because she was mentally ill. She had tried to kill herself numerous times. She was committed to a mental hospital four times in three months. Yet he still did both because it was "God's will".

You don't leave you children alone with someone who is insane. The bastard disgusts me.
 
2006-07-26 01:21:26 PM  
the stupid thing is, no sane person could do what she did. Of course she's insane....how does that make her not guitly?
 
2006-07-26 01:21:36 PM  
MyMindIsGoingDave:

If someone is getting treated for post-partum depression or any kind of mental disorder, more power to them.

and if they are not getting treatment...kill them if they commit a crime?
 
2006-07-26 01:21:37 PM  
2006-07-26 01:17:47 PM zopi
OK.
So.
She's insane.
Now,
Get the Fark on, and Drown the biatch.
As a horrifying example of what will happen to the next one.
No one is inocent


problem is, many people with severe mental illness (psychotic spectrum) are not really in touch with "reality", so execution would not be a really effective deterrent.

\would have a better chance with dancing monkeys
 
2006-07-26 01:22:11 PM  
But then again...what covers "mentally ill". Let's say you have ADD. Punishible by death? no. but if subject wigs out and is distracted by something while driving and runs over a pedistrian...then there'd probably be some punishment.

/ADD sufferer...
//Hey, look! A shiny rock!!
 
2006-07-26 01:22:28 PM  
I think that there should be manditory Troll Tests before people are allowed to post something on Fark. The way you people keep feeding AladinSane is ridiculous. You're not even trolling the troll, you're just feeding it.

That's because they, just like YOU, can't come up with anything relevant to say beyond non-sequitor Flames. It must be really frustrating for people like you- so desperate to insult me, yet profoundly aware that this all boils down to the fact that you're supporting a Baby Killer.
 
2006-07-26 01:22:49 PM  
Whoa BIG typo I meant

If she were black or Latino and male she would have already been executed.

Sorry if that offended anyone. Mods, please delete previous post!

/damn Instant Messages screwing me up
//that's what Preview before post is for
 
2006-07-26 01:22:57 PM  
Rann Xerox: Shiat...... she just won the judicial equivalent of the $200 Million Powerball lottery.

No, this lady did.
 
2006-07-26 01:22:58 PM  
There was another woman ... I am thinking less than a year after this happened, who bashed her kids brains in with a brick. Happened over around Chapel Hill. She called the police (or was it her husband) after the fact... and she got an insanity plea.

There have been people that I thought should have fried for killing their children - Like Susan Smith, who killed her little boys, because the man she was chasing didn't want to be a father.
 
2006-07-26 01:23:05 PM  
I would like to thank the Harris County DA for retrying this as an election year ploy. Millions of dollars wasted and now she could eventually go free. Her attorney had offered a plea deal of life in a mental institution. Thank you again Mr. DA. I hope the TV time did you some good in your upcoming election.
 
2006-07-26 01:23:28 PM  
Yup, looks like the blame on the father has already begun.

Both should pay... maybe not fry, but pay.
 
2006-07-26 01:23:35 PM  
Did anyone else see how she reacted to the verdict? Didn't even blink. No emotion. That woman must be limited to the absolute limit.

/always thought Rusty intended for her to kill herself, not the kids
 
2006-07-26 01:23:44 PM  
nerfball: and if they are not getting treatment...kill them if they commit a crime?


taken on a case-by-case basis. I don't think you can be absolute here...
 
2006-07-26 01:24:26 PM  
IamAwake: the stupid thing is, no sane person could do what she did. Of course she's insane....how does that make her not guitly?

psychologyandlaw.com

Insanity = strictly a legal term, not a clinical term, the definition of which varies by jurisdiction. In most jurisdictions, this legal concept means a severe mental illness extant at the time the crime was committed such that the illness substantially impaired the defendant's capacity to understand and appreciate the moral wrongfulness of the act. A small minority of jurisdictions differentiate moral and legal wrongfulness. Another minority of jurisdictions have a two pronged definition that includes the aforementioned wrongfulness or knowledge prong and add an alternative criteria of inability to conform conduct to the requirements of the law, that is, the illness rendered the defendant unable to behave or act in conformance with the law, regardless of whether or not the defendant understood the moral or legal wrongfulness.
 
2006-07-26 01:24:39 PM  
this biatch should fry.
 
2006-07-26 01:25:20 PM  
so execution would not be a really effective deterrent.

So if I understand you correctly, you're saying that she might COME BACK FROM THE DEAD AND KILL AGAIN if she were executed, because it wouldn't be a "effective deterrent"?

Yeah, some real intellectuals on the pro-babykilling side of the argument.
 
2006-07-26 01:25:27 PM  
zopi: Get the Fark on, and Drown the biatch.
As a horrifying example of what will happen to the next one.


I knew I'd get some laughs in this thread from people who don't understand the first thing about mental illness.

So far I have not been disappointed.

/also glad some here do understand it
//try the husband for negligent homicide
 
2006-07-26 01:25:37 PM  
ANDREA YATES REACTION:

photos.yafro.com
 
2006-07-26 01:25:46 PM  
for those of you suggesting that she (or her ex-husband) should "pay" for what happened, i have a question:

how do you "pay" for dead kids?
 
2006-07-26 01:26:29 PM  
Lafcadio: that woman is clearly bat shiat crazy though, and there's no sense making her "pay." the appropriate emotion here is sadness, not anger.

No, there is great sense for depriving her of life, and I am sad for the children she killed. She does not deserve my sadness.
 
2006-07-26 01:26:33 PM  
sjbiars: ANDREA YATES REACTION:

What a wrong use of the HAHA guy...
 
2006-07-26 01:26:42 PM  
phenn: Kyosuke

Too bad it's not Mr. Yates on trial.

I couldn't agree more.



You sicken me.
 
2006-07-26 01:26:42 PM  
Lafcadio: how do you "pay" for dead kids?

i usually pay in twenties, they don't take credit cards where i shop.
 
2006-07-26 01:26:56 PM  
Well, I believe they should first take a cheese grater, and remove all of their skin. Soon comes the salt, hot oil, and vinegar that you would find in potato chip making.
 
2006-07-26 01:26:57 PM  
This is a travesty, if a guy had done the same thing he'd have already been given the juice in TX.
 
2006-07-26 01:27:01 PM  
Stupid_Flanders: It's a vagina, not a clown car.

/Somebody had to say it.


I, for one, am glad you did.

/still giggling
 
2006-07-26 01:28:09 PM  
SSPinkerton: Aisle seat for you~!
 
2006-07-26 01:28:33 PM  
Road_Kill: This is a travesty, if a guy had done the same thing he'd have already been given the juice in TX.

maybe because men don't suffer from postpartum anything... :)
 
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