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Noah Jacob Yates
Birth: Feb. 26, 1994
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 2001
Harris County
Texas, USA

Murder Victim. On the morning of June 20, 2001, at 9:50am, police responded to an emergency call at the Yates home in a suburb of Houston called Clear Lake. Andrea Pia Yates had made the call to 911 operators and told them "I just killed my children." Earlier in the morning Andrea Yates filled a bathtub and, one by one, methodically drowned her sons: Luke, two years old; Paul, three years old; John, five years old; and one daughter, Mary, six months old. After drowning each child she then picked them up and placed them on her bed and covered them with a sheet. Seven year old Noah, the oldest of the children, walked in and saw what his mother was doing and tried to run away. Andrea Yates ran after him and wrestled him back to the bathroom and drowned him also. Mrs. Yates was born in Houston, the youngest of five children. She had a nursing degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center. She married Rusty Yates from Nashville on April 17, 1993. Their first child, Noah was born in 1994. Andrea was diagnosed with depression in 1999 and later she was diagnosed with postpartum depression which, it is claimed, led to her killing her children. Andrea Pia Yates was found guilty of capital murder on Tuesday March 12, 2002. On July 26 2006, her conviction was overturned - she was found not guilty by reason of insanity - and she is now being treated in a high security mental health facility in Vernon, Texas. The children were remembered with a candlelight vigil outside of their home after the tragedy. 

Cause of death: Murdered
Forest Park East Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Jun 28, 2001
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Noah Jacob Yates
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Noah Jacob Yates
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Noah Jacob Yates
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Noah, you didn't deserve what happened to you at all. I am so sorry to what happened to you and your siblings; it should have never happened. Rest in peace, honey!
- Brandi
 Added: Aug. 31, 2015

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