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On June 20, 2001, Andrea P. Yates, a wife and mother of five children under the age of 8, filled her bathtub with water and proceeded to drown each child. The eldest child, Noah, age 7, saw her drowning his 6-month-old sister and tried to flee. He was caught, carried back to the bathroom, and drowned. Yates then called her husband, Rusty, at work, and told him that he needed to come home because she had done something to the children. The mass murder in Houston, Texas, drew immediate national and international attention. Most mass murders are perpetrated by males and seldom involve as many young children. Also, not only was the killing done by a woman but the mode of death was even more ...

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