5.04 Graded Assignment 5-3
Research Andrea Yates and research “not guilty by reason of insanity” plea on the
Answer the questions below and remember to write in complete sentences.
Do not use
The case of Andrea Yates made the headlines in 2001 and continues to stir controversy today.
Originally found guilty in the courts, Yates was retried and found “not guilty by reason of
insanity.” She was to be committed to a mental hospital for treatment. Research the Andrea Yates
cases and the use of the “not guilty by reason of insanity” plea in the justice system. Summarize
your research of the Yates case. After critically thinking through your position on this case,
explain your position and your reasoning for that position.
Research with notions of source
Your feelings on the topic
Mechanics of writing (grammar, complete sentences, etc.)
Research on Andrea Yates: