Andrea Yates: Not Guilty by Insanity

timer Asked: May 7th, 2015

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The case of Andrea Yates made the headlines in 2001 and continues to stir controversy today.Originally found guilty in the courts, Yates was retried and found “not guilty by reason of insanity.” She was to be committed to a mental hospital for treatment.
Research the Andrea Yates cases and the use of the “not guilty by reason of insanity” plea in the justice system. Summarize your research of the Yates case. After critically thinking through your position on this case, explain your position and your reasoning for that position.
This essay should be a minimum of 250 words and is worth 20 points. Complete the assignment as a word-processed document and submit through the Assignment 5-3 assignment link.

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