Public Figure Profiles

Andrea Yates

Andrea Pia Yates (née Kennedy; born July 2, 1964) is an American woman from Houston, Texas, who confessed to drowning her five children in their bathtub on June 20, 2001. She had had for some time severe postpartum depression, postpartum psychosis, and schizophrenia. During her trial, she was represented by Houston criminal defense attorney George Parnham. Chuck Rosenthal, the district attorney in Harris County, asked for the death penalty in her 2002 trial. Her case placed the M'Naghten rules, along with the irresistible impulse test, a legal test for sanity, under close public scrutiny in the United States. She was convicted of capital murder, but the jury refused the death penalty option. She was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years. The verdict was overturned on appeal, in light of false testimony by one of the supposed expert psychiatric witnesses.On July 26, 2006, a Texas jury in her retrial found that Yates was not guilty by reason of insanity. She was consequently committed by the court to the North Texas State Hospital, Vernon Campus, a high-security mental health facility in Vernon, where she received medical treatment and was a roommate of Dena Schlosser, another woman who committed infanticide by killing her infant daughter. In January 2007, she was moved to Kerrville State Hospital, a low-security state mental hospital in Kerrville, Texas.

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Some of their strengths

Andrea Yates has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intuitive, Energetic, Generous, Creative, Compassionate, Loyal, and Caring.

Intuitive and Imaginative

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Andrea Yates is someone who is a highly intuitive, creative and imaginative person who is very loyal, caring and compassionate to others. A person who defines themself by their friends and what groups they belong to.

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Andrea Yates well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Independent and Organized

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Andrea Yates as someone who is independent, organized, inventive, and generous.

A person who is curious and a loves learning, who seems to always know what to say, who has an optimism that can overcome any difficult situation, and who seems to be able to master almost any skill.

Wise and Deep

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Andrea Yates is someone who tends to have an internal innate wisdom, and who people tend to see as an "old soul".

They are also someone who is balanced, stable, and energetic, who likes the idea of home and family, and who is very comfortable being the person in charge.

Traditional and Patient

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Andrea Yates tends to be someone who is a patient person that is very emotional, has a very sharp memory, has an ability to understand people, and who tends to be traditional and frugal.

Some of Andrea Yates's challenges

While Andrea Yates has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Andrea Yates can be Short-tempered, Impatient, Emotional, Standoffish, Impulsive, Difficult, and Perfectionist.

Emotional and Standoffish

One of Andrea Yates's key challenges is that they are someone who can be emotional and standoffish.

Andrea Yates must also exercise caution as they can have a hard time reconciling wants and needs.

Domineering and Impatient

Andrea Yates is someone who can be demanding, egotistical, and controlling, can have a lack of judgment regarding personal finances, be argumentative and stubborn, and who can have a tendency to be withdrawn and spend time in self-imposed isolation.

Sensitive and Money-oriented

Finally, Andrea Yates also can have mood swings, be overly sensititive, and be a bit rigid and materialistic.

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