She should not get a new trial - she killed 5 of her children!
Andrea Yates, the Texas woman who drowned her five young children four years ago, will likely get a new trial, prosecutors said. But a plea deal "isn't an option," according to her defense attorney.Her conviction was overturned because a psychriatrist for the prosecution claimed that she might have copied the crime from a "Law & Order" episode. However, that episode had not yet aired. In my mind, this points to how ridiculous it is to consider insanity defenses - people need to take responsibility for their crimes and not hide behind psychiatry.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday declined to interfere with a lower court's decision to overturn her convictions, letting that decision stand. Yates had been convicted of murder in 2002, and the First Court of Appeals in Texas overturned the convictions in January after finding a key witness gave false testimony.