Yates house
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Yates House
Houston, Texas

This home on the corner of Beachcomber Lane and Sea Lark Road in Houston is where Andrea Yates drowned her children—6-month-old Mary, 2-year-old Luke, 3-year-old Paul, 5-year-old John, and 7-year-old Noah—in the bathtub in 2001. In a trial that would shed light on postpartum depression, Yates was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, a judgment that was later overturned. In her second trial, she was found not guilty by reason of insanity and has since been committed to a minimum-security mental hospital.

The three-bedroom, 1620-square-foot property has since been renovated and currently serves as a rental property. Neighbors report that, for a time, the Spanish-style home was quite an attraction, but interest has waned in recent years.
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