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COPY-New trial for Yates

HOUSTON A Houston woman who admitted drowning her five children in the family bathtub faces a pretrial hearing today in the deaths of three of them.

Andrea Yates was not charged in the deaths of the other two.

She's awaiting a new trial on capital murder charges. She had been serving a life prison term in the 2001 killings before a state appeals court overturned the convictions last year.

The prosecutor says he's open to a plea bargain allowing Yates to avoid another trial. But he says she must first plead guilty, and her lawyer has said Yates again will plead innocent by reason of insanity.

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