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Intentional Homicide After a Psychotic Episode: Case Study
Analyze the case. Andrea Yates murdered her five children after suffering for years from mental illness. She planned the murders in a deliberate, methodical manner, which led many to believe it was a planned homicide, note on e acted out after a psychotic episode.
Determine if Andrea Yates meets the criteria of an insanity defense. Why or why not? Is there a chance she can ever be successfully rehabilitated? Why or why not? Your answer must include an analysis of the Insanity Defense standard that you believe is applicable to this case.