Speaking of bad parents please check out this post from my wife Jade on two people who wrote the book on bad parenting, Andrea and Rusty Yates.
(Guest post by my wife Jade)
This morning I had the somewhat unusual experience of Trench asking me if I wanted to run with a story. He knows this is a story that has chapped my ass for many years, so of course I had no trouble saying yes.
It seems my favorite DSD (defective sperm donor, for those not familiar with the term) Russell “Rusty” Yates is whoring himself in the media yet once again. The entire article can be read here but I’ll just highlight the parts relevant to me.
First and foremost is the fact that Yates himself never spent a second behind bars. The doctors told Rusty and Andrea because of the degree of her postpartum depression after her second or third child, it would be ill-advised to have any more. I always got the impression that in that marriage whatever Rusty-boy wanted, Rusty-boy got. He wanted more children, he got more children. It may never have occurred to Andrea to say no. They were a deeply religious family and in her mind it would have been a sin not to honor her husband’s wishes. So, at his urging she stopped her anti-psychotic medication in order to become pregnant again.
We all know how the story ends. Battling whatever demons were inside her brain at the time, and believing she was saving her children from going to hell, she methodically drowned all five of them. There was a public outcry for her execution, which the mother in me agreed with, but having suffered from a minor form of mental illness myself, I know that no rational human being would have done this.
My biggest problem with this whole story, indeed the biggest travesty of justice as far as I am concerned is that Rusty Yates never had to pay any sort of price for the deaths of his children. He wanted more children. He convinced her to stop her meds in order to become pregnant again. He dismissed her previous suicide attempts in order to get what he wanted – more children. How’d that work for you Rusty?
Then he pledges to stand by Andrea through thick and thin. Yeah, that lasted. [/sarcasm]
Now he’s married to the second Mrs. Yates, Lisa, with a new infant son Mark. One has to wonder how long it will be before there are more children. One also has to wonder if his new wife is that insecure that she thought she’d never land a better man, or is she mentally ill as well. Those are the only two conclusions I can come to as to why any woman in the world would EVER marry Rusty Yates. They have already had a child, a beautiful son. Does Rusty look at him every day and suffer over the lives of his lost children. I hope so. I also pray every day that the current Mrs. Yates will wise up, take her child, and get as far away from Rusty as soon as possible. Can you imagine that child growing up hearing stories about his father’s ex-wife? You know it will only be a matter of time before he realizes his father was not innocent in the whole matter. And that will be one more child lost to Rusty.
Andrea Yates is now in a psychiatric facility receiving the care and counseling she so desperately needs. On her most coherent days, she realizes what she has done. That must be a horrible thing to live with. Rusty apparently has no such qualms. In my humble opinion, he should be serving a life sentence. He is just as guilty, if not more so than Andrea. What man (and I use that term very lightly) pressures his wife for more children knowing it’s endangering her mental health, and the safety of the children? A fucking weak, spineless coward, that’s who. He should be serving a life sentence in prison. He should also be castrated before he can bring any more innocent children in to the world to be destroyed.
This case has disturbed me for so many years that I become violently ill whenever I hear his name. Law enforcement may never be able to punish him, but just remember Rusty…karma is a bitch. One of these days you will have to stand before your Creator, and I can’t imagine that he’s going to be thrilled to see you. One can only hope that God feels the same as many of us and Rusty will spend the rest of eternity burning in hell.
Can you believe the nerve of this jackhole?…
Rusty Yates lashed out Thursday at prosecutors who spent five years pursuing murder charges against his ex-wife, saying they misrepresented certain details of the day Andrea Yates drowned their five children.
Rusty Yates told The Associated Press that Andrea Yates never told him, “I finally did it” in her telephone call to him after the drownings, as a Houston police officer testified during her second trial.
“It’s been printed in papers as fact, and it’s absolutely not true,” he said. “Much of the state’s case was built on lies.”
“In the first trial, they said Andrea did this to try to get out, whatever that means, which sounded like she wasn’t happy at home … and this time they said she wanted to run off with me into the sunset,” he said. “Well, which is it?
“The fact is, they spent five years and still don’t have a reason why she did it because they are unwilling to look at the fact she was psychotic. That’s the only reasonable explanation for her behavior.”
Yates, an engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, said he plans to visit his ex-wife regularly, but his role in her life will diminish as he moves on with his own. He remarried in March and has now has two stepsons.
“I don’t forget my children, and I don’t forget Andrea, but I don’t dwell on it either. I try to remember my children fondly,” he said. “I’m building new life … and have a new family and am more focused on them.”
As far as I’m concerned this assclown is just as much at fault as his ex-wife. If he didn’t push his wife into being a baby making machine after having been hospitalized with postpartum depression then we wouldn’t even know who Andrea Yates is.
From the “You’ve got to be fucking kidding me” Department…
HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — Andrea Yates was found not guilty by reason of insanity Wednesday in her second murder trial for the bathtub drownings of her young children.
Yates, 42, will now be committed to a state mental hospital, with periodic hearings before a judge to determine whether she should be released. An earlier jury had found her guilty of murder, but the verdict was overturned on appeal.
The defense never disputed that Yates drowned her five children one by one in the bathtub of their Houston-area home. But they said she suffered from severe postpartum psychosis and, in a delusional state, believed Satan was inside her and was trying to save them from hell.
The state’s key witness was Dr. Michael Welner, a forensic psychiatrist who interviewed Yates for two days in May. He testified that Yates killed the youngsters because she felt overwhelmed and inadequate as a mother, not for altruistic reasons.
Welner said that although Yates may have been psychotic on the day of the murders, it wasn’t until the next day in jail that she talked about Satan, wanting to be executed and saving her kids from hell. He said the hallucination may have been triggered by the stresses of being naked in a cell on suicide watch and realizing what she had done.
Welner said Yates knew her actions were wrong and showed it in multiple ways: waiting until her husband left for work to kill them, covering the bodies with a sheet and calling 911 soon after the crime.
‘They’ should bring back Homes for the Criminally Batshit Crazy and throw her in it. And her dumbass fucking ex-husband Rusty too for making her have more kids after having such problems with postpartum depression.
I’m not too worried about this. I’m actually looking at it as a positive thing. Why? Because she will be retried and she will be found guilty again. And hopefully this time the Texas jury will do what they should have done originally and sentence her to death.
May God have mercy on her soul.
Check out this article from CNN where Andrea Yates’ husband blames the government, the insurance companies, the judicial system, and everyone else for what his wife did. Maybe he should try looking in the mirror. After each child she had she suffered from postpartum depression. And after each child he wanted another one. Even after the doctor strongly advised her not to have any more children because her depression was so bad. But he kept insisting on more children. He’s as much responsible for the deaths of his children as she is. But in today’s society no one is to blame. It’s always someone else’s fault. If it were up to me they’d both be strapped to the table with a needle in their arms.
So I’m reading this article about the Andrea Yates sentencing. Nothing that I haven’t read already. Until I get down towards the bottom where I see this….
A human rights group has filed a complaint with state regulators over Yates’ psychiatric treatment, contending that she received “shoddy” mental health care before drowning her children.
Yates was in a psychotic state caused by premature release from care, use of inappropriate drugs and overmedication, according to CCHR Texas’ complaint filed with the state Board of Medical Examiners.
Shoddy mental health care? Excuse me? She was told time and time again not to have any more children. But she kept on having them, no thanks to her husband, who should also be convicted as far as I’m concerned. This is nobody’s responsibility except her and her husband. If they’d let me I’d push the plunger myself if they sentence her to death.
UPDATE: The jury has given her life in prison. Way to puss out. You suck Texas.