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2011-06-02 22:36:54

Just before 10:00 a.m. on June 20, 2001, a uniformed police officer was dispatched to do what he thought was a routine welfare check at a home in Houston, Texas.

2008-10-10 09:00:52

By Linda Thomson Deseret News In courtrooms throughout the state, it's not uncommon for someone to be declared "incompetent" to stand trial and, according to the law, they must be sent to the Utah State Hospital for treatment.

2008-10-02 03:00:41

By Coy, Jason P SECTION 4 DISEASE Madness, Religion and the State in Early Modem Europe: A Bavarian Beacon. By David Lederer (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xix plus 361 pp. $90.00).

2008-06-17 00:00:31

The Associated Press BEL AIR, Md. - Kevin G. Johns Jr. was in prison for murdering his uncle when he killed a fellow inmate and then, a year later, strangled another.

2006-07-27 12:23:28

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas judge committed Andrea Yates to a state mental hospital on Thursday, one day after she was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2001 murders of her five children.

2006-07-27 12:05:52

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas judge committed Andrea Yates to a state mental hospital on Thursday, one day after she was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2001 murders of her five children.

2006-07-26 13:46:43

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A jury on Wednesday found Texas mother Andrea Yates not guilty by reason of insanity in the drownings of her five children, ages 6 months to 7 years, in the bathtub of their Houston home five years ago.

2006-07-26 12:10:00

A jury on Wednesday found Texas mother Andrea Yates not guilty by reason of insanity in the drowning of her five children in the bathtub of their Houston home five years ago.

2006-06-29 13:07:11

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an Arizona law that limits the use of the insanity defense, an important issue in the country's criminal justice system.


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