posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:29 AM
I know this thread is a bit older but I am new and have only tapped into so few of the interesting topics that this site has to offer by its members.
For me it is Andrea Yates case. Short Bio
I followed this case closer than the O.J. trial
The reason why is because I deeply feel for the woman and think her husband is a dirt bag.
That may sound sick, I know, but there is something to her that makes me think that what she did to her children was very genuine in her mind. Also
her case has brought awareness to postpartum depression as well as clinically insane persons in the general prison system.
Andrea Yates murdered 5 of her children by drowning them in a bathtub one by one. It was a very high profile case and I am sure everyone knows about
Eight women and four men rejected her insanity plea and furthermore sentenced her to life with the eligibility for parole after a 40 years sentence.
Only 40 years? To me that does show some sort of compassion and also screams that the jurors really did feel she was insane at the time. I mean who
the hell takes 5 children one at a time and holds them under water for at least 3 minutes until death? That is a damned monster? And parole after 40
years? Come one, they knew the poor woman was cray to give her such an insignificant sentence compared to the crime that was committed!
Anyway, she was retried due to a lie by a witness on stand that claimed he wrote a piece for the Law & Order television series with the plot of a
woman that suffered from postpartum depression that drowned her children. He claimed it aired right before Andrea killed her children. It turned out
that the show aired after Andrea Yates committed filicide and thus a new trial ensued based on that. She was then found not guilty by insanity and
put up in a mental facility.
Now besides the above, there is much more history to Andrea Yates. She was super religious, on and off drugs for depression, had attempted suicide
and self mutilation multiple times, and had been treated for postpartum a few times prior. All in the presence of her then husband. What really
fascinates me is why did this man not see a pattern here? He had them all living and piled in a freaking travel trailer in all different locations.
It's not like she had a huge mansion to hide her craziness in. He witnessed her episodes many, many times. He has taken her to clinicians over and
over. He also defended her in her actions by claiming she was insane. So tell me then, how in the HELL does he not have any responsibility in this
at all? How is he so innocent knowing full well this woman was freaking mad? Those were his children too. To this day her now ex-husband still
blames her disease for the murders. That same disease he lived with for 5-8 years straight. Bull #. He knew his wife was bat # crazy and did not do
anything to protect his children except to make more with her. He made more!!!
Anyway that is my top killer. She wasn't a serial killer but hey, 5 is serial enough for me. That's more than Manson killed