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Andrea Yates

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Texas prosecutor says Andrea Yates will be retried, or a plea bargain will be considered, after her murder convictions were overturned.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals today refused to reconsider a lower court's decision to overturn her convictions for drowning her children in 2001.

Harris County Assistant District Attorney Alan Curry says he's confident Yates will be convicted again if the case goes back to trial.

Jurors rejected Yates' insanity defense in 2002 and found her guilty of two capital murder charges for the deaths of three of her five children.

A Houston appeals court overturned the convictions back in January because of false testimony from a forensic psychiatrist.

Yates was sentenced to life in prison and is jailed at a psychiatric prison in East Texas.

She called police and an ambulance to her home the day of the deaths and told an officer what she'd done. Officers found all five kids dead in her home.


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