Associated Press: More sympathy for insanity defense than there used to be, Ewing says

Release Date: July 27, 2006

An article distributed by the Associated Press quotes Charles P. Ewing, professor of law, on the verdict in the trial of Andrea Yates, the Texas woman who was found not guilty by reason of insanity of drowning her five children in the bathtub. "There is a bit more sympathy in these cases than there used to be," he said. The article was picked up by more than 200 news outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Albany Times Union, ABC News, Wired magazine, Yahoo News, New York Post, The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Hartford Courant and Guardian Unlimited. Go to article.

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