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03/31/08 - Houston

Rusty Yates, Father Of 5 Slain Children, Has Son

Rusty Yates, in 2005. Rusty Yates, in 2005.
Rusty Yates, pictured with his new wife in 2006. Rusty Yates, pictured with his new wife in 2006.

Rusty Yates -- whose first wife drowned their five children in 2001 -- has started a new family.

Yates today said his second wife, Laura, gave birth to a son March 20th. Yates says the baby is doing well.

He declined to disclose the child's name or birth weight. The couple wed in 2006, one year after Rusty divorced his first wife, Andrea, who's in a state mental institution.

Andrea Yates drowned the couple's five children at the family's Houston-area home near Johnson Space Center, where Rusty Yates works at an engineer.

Andrea Yates said she was trying to save the five children from the devil. She was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison. But an appeals court in 2005 overturned her conviction due to some erroneous testimony.

Andrea Yates was found innocent by reason of insanity in 2006 and sent to a mental hospital.

Story courtesy of the Associated Press (2008).  

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