Acquittal of Murderous Mom Inspires Debate Over Insanity Defense

Dallas Observer | January 24, 2005
Lisa Diaz drowned her "precious babies" to save them from an evil world. Her acquittal, and the overturning of the conviction of Andrea Yates on similar charges, have prompted reexamination of the Texas insanity defense statute.

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