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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Yates' Jurors Comment

Some jurors in Andrea Yates' capital murder retrial struggled with the wording of the verdict during deliberations, wanting to find her both guilty of drowning her children and insane, the panel foreman said. The jury found her innocent by reason of insanity Wednesday, after nearly 13 hours spent deliberating over three days.

"There were certain of us that would rather it have said 'guilty, but insane,'" jury foreman Todd Frank said after the verdict was announced. "We had discussed that at length as being an affirmative defense, but it still didn't sit well with everyone." By Paul J. Weber, AP, Link to Article (last visited 7-26-06 NVS)

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