Mass Child Killer Gets New Trial

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Feminists have a reason to celebrate today as an appeals court just threw out the convictions of their martyr, Andrea Yates, by ruling that one of the prosecutor's expert witnesses gave false testimony at her trial.

Yates, in case you have forgotten, is the women from Texas who heinously drowned her five kids, aged 6 months to 7 years, one by one, in her bathtub. Liberal feminist organizations rushed to Yates' defense, most notably the National Organization for Women, which provided money for her defense fund and held candlelight vigils. No such ceremonies were held for her five dead children.

In 2002 a jury sentenced Yates to life in prison for the deaths of three of her children. She was not tried in the deaths of the other two. Today the 1st Court of Appeals overturned the convictions and ordered a new trial. We can only hope for the same verdict.