Andrea Yates-Divorce

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The husband of a Houston woman who drowned the couple's five children has filed for divorce.

The petition from Russell Yates was filed in Harris County, Texas, where Andrea Yates was convicted of capital murder in the 2001 deaths of three of the children.

She wasn't tried in the deaths of the other two youngsters.

Andrea Yates is serving a life prison term.

An attorney for Russell Yates says the petition was mailed last week and seeks a "standard, uncontested divorce."

During her trial, psychiatrists testified Andrea Yates suffered from schizophrenia and postpartum depression.

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