The 52-year-old thinks about her slain kids on a daily basis as she spends her days in a low-security mental health facility in Texas, watching videos of them and making crafts, her attorney George Parnham told the Today show for a segment that aired Thursday.
“There’s not a day that goes by where she doesn’t care for, talk about, is happy for her children’s lives before June 20 — and grieves for her children,” Parnham said.
Yates was convicted of capital murder for drowning her four sons and baby daughter one-by-one in a bathtub in 2001. The children ranged in age between 6 months to 7 years old. Her attorneys said Yates suffered from repeated episodes of postpartum depression that sparked psychotic delusions.
Yates’ conviction was overturned on appeal, and she was found not guilty in 2006 by reason of insanity.
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