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Unformatted text preview: murdering her five children. According to her psychiatrist, she was diagnosed with forms of schizophrenia. What motivated her to kill her children was that hat Satan was telling her to kill her children. The reason why the insanity plea is bogus is because in this case there was no evidence that Andrea Yates had impaired moral thought. Though Satan was telling her to kill her children, she still knew it was wrong. Therefore, she killed the children in her own will. The insanity plea in court cases is an overused term. Though it may be justifiable, our judicial system has to closely watch its definition of the term insane. In the Andrea Saksena 2 Yates case, there is no doubt that she is psychologically disturbed. However, at the same time, there is no proof that her perception of right and wrong has been disturbed. Therefore by definition she is not insane, she can not use the insanity plea, and use of it would be irrelevant...
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