Doctors seek outings for Texas mom who killed kids

HOUSTON (AP) — Doctors who have been treating a Texas mother who drowned her five children in 2001 are seeking permission for her to be allowed to attend group outings with other patients in the psychiatric hospital.

The Houston Chronicle reports Sunday ( ) that a conference call between a judge, Andrea Yates' attorney and Kerrville State Hospital staff had been scheduled for Friday but was cancelled because her attorney was unavailable.

Yates' attorney George Parnham says the conference will likely not be rescheduled before Yates' annual evaluation in the fall. He says she is the only patient who has never received a group-outing pass.

Yates had been convicted in 2002 in the drowning deaths of her five young children. In a 2006 retrial Yates was found innocent by reason of insanity.


Information from: Houston Chronicle,

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