The gruesome, bathtub drowning of baby Mary, two-year-old Luke, three-year-old Paul, five-year-old John and seven-year old Noah made haranguing headlines in June 2001 all across the country, if not the world.
Andrea Yates had killed her five children in her and her husband, Rusty’s, Houston-area home in Texas.
"How could someone do something like that?" was the sentiment of an enraged, shocked and disgusted public.
But since Andrea Yates was convicted of first-degree murder, thank God a lot has changed in this country, albeit not enough, when it comes to understanding mental illness or judging other people for who they simply are.