Andrea Yates Argumentative Essay by Brad7

Andrea Yates
An opinion paper about why Andrea Yates, on trial for the murder of her children, deserved to get the death penalty.
# 9316 | 3,320 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002

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This paper provides strong opinion for the death penalty for Andrea Yates. A detailed background to the trial is presented and discussed. The writer then lays out arguments from both sides of the spectrum - lawyers, journalists and public opinion, as to why the death penalty should or should not have been decreed. The writer then expresses his own personal opinion regarding the trial and the outcome.

From the Paper:

"It was on June 20, 2001 that a mother named Andrea Yates killed her five children, which she confessed as an act of insanity. However, a panel of eight women and four men juts took half an hour to decide the fate of Andrea Yates. This was a Texas jury who secured the life of her, on purpose, 40 minutes before sentencing her to life in prison rather than giving her the death penalty (
However, according to the sentence life imprisonment, she has been made entitled for parole in 40 years. She beseeched not guilty by giving an excuse of insanity to two counts of capital murder in the deaths of her three children: namely; Noah who was seven years old, John, five years and Mary just six months old. However, she was not on trial for the drowning of her other two kids; Luke, three years old and Paul two years ("

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