Episode 11- Andrea Yates

February 2, 2018

“Depression is such a cruel punishment. there are no fevers, no rashes, no blood tests to send people scurrying into concern, just the slow erosion of self, as insidious as cancer. And like cancer, it is essentially a solitary experience; a room in hell with only your name on the door” 

-Martha Manning


“It was the seventh deadly sin. My children weren't righteous. They stumbled because I was evil. The way I was raising them they could never be saved. They were doomed to perish in the fires of hell.”  - Andrea Yates 


On June 20, 2001, Andrea Yates became a household name as the news of what she had done spread like wildfire. 


The mother of five drowned her children one by one in their suburban home in Houston, TX. 

Somewhat quietly suffering from postpartum depression and psychosis, Andrea Yates committed the worst of killings. 


Join True Crime Girls as Janine recounts the tragedy of Andrea Yates’ downward spiral. 



Rusty & Andrea Yates with their five children: Paul, Luke, John, Noah & Mary.



Andrea Yates.



Andrea Yates’ mugshot after her arrest.



 Michael Woroniecki 


the Woroniecki family 


the Yates residence in the Clear Lake suburb of Houston, TX.



Rusty Yates speaking to the media shortly after the killings.



Shown here are the Yates children’s five caskets at their funeral service.




Rusty Yates at the children’s funeral services.





Rusty Yates visiting the children’s gravesite.





Court proceeding in the Yates case.




North Texas State Hospital




Dena Schlosser


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