18 Total Quotes

Andrea Yates Quotes

They were not progressing the right way in school, and they had a problem with their manners, their social manners,
Andrea Yates
#Manners

severe mental illness like psychosis can lead to a tragedy like this -- that people can see things that aren't real and hear things that aren't real and believe things that aren't real, and act in that distorted reality.
Andrea Yates
#Illness

She loved our kids, ... kind, gentle person.
Andrea Yates
#Kids

If they drop charges against her, then she'd go to a mental hospital and then the doctors would decide when she's well enough to go home, ... They've treated her like a serial killer, and my feeling all along has been it's a waste of the taxpayers' money to prosecute her.
Andrea Yates
#Doctors

just killed my children.
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#Children

There are two tragedies, ... One is my children and the other is my wife.
Andrea Yates
#Children

the primary emphasis is on care and not security.
Andrea Yates
#Security

methodically drowned her five children one by one in a bathtub.
Andrea Yates
#Children

I was listening to the radio and they were playing some music in my cell. I heard a voice through the music.
Andrea Yates
#Listening

The children were going to be tormented the rest of their lives, and they were going to perish in the fires of hell,
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#Children

because she was having depression from having kids.
Andrea Yates
#Depression

I said, 'Is anyone hurt?' She said, 'Yes.' I said, 'Who?' She said, 'The children. All of them,' ... My heart just sank.
Andrea Yates
#Children

We didn't see her as a danger.
Andrea Yates
#Danger

If it hadn't been by drowning while we were gone, it would have been smothering them at night or poisoning them at breakfast,
Andrea Yates
#Night

I think anyone who has a mental illness [and] who watched that should be offended,
Andrea Yates
#Illness

I think anyone who has a mental illness (and) who watched that should be offended.
Andrea Yates
#Illness

Every step of the way, they've treated her like a serial killer for no reason -- a hardened serial killer. And she's not. She's a loving mother who became desperately ill and really did the unthinkable,
Andrea Yates
#Reason

Apparently, patient and husband plan to have as many babies as nature will allow. This will surely guarantee psychotic depression.
Andrea Yates
#Babies