Prosecutors in Texas say they plan to appeal a ruling Thursday that tosses out the murder convictions of Andrea Yates.
She was convicted in the drownings of three of her five children. All five were drowned in a bathtub at their home.
Today, a Texas appeals court struck down the murder convictions and the life prison sentence. Judges found that a jury might have been prejudiced by the false testimony of a prosecution expert, who said he'd consulted on an episode of NBC's "Law and Order" with a plot similar to the Yates case. It turned out there was no such episode.
A prosecutor in Houston says he'll ask for a re-hearing by the appeals court. He says if that fails, he'll appeal to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.