June 2001, 47-yr. old Andrea Yates, Houston, TX, drowned her 5 small children in the family bathtub, then called the police & her husband. The incident arose from depression, religious fanaticism, & psychosis. TX jurors made a determination about justice based on outdated ideas about mental illness. Altho the jury returned a 1st degree murder sentence, the TX court of appeals reversed the decision & found her not guilty by reason of insanity. She is now in N. TX State Hosp.
Deborah Evans was pregnant with ex-boyfriend Levern Ward's child when on Nov. 19, 1995, Ward broke into her home with his cousin & his cousin's boyfriend. The 3 stabbed & shot Evans before removing the fetus from her womb, allegedly to procure the baby for Ward's cousin. They also stabbed to death Evans' children Samantha, 10 & Joshua, 8. Ward's and Evans' son, Jordan, 17 months, survived, as did the newborn, Elijah, after being ripped from his mother's womb.
Ted Kaczynski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Theodore Kaczynski (1942- ) became known as the Unabomber during an 18-year terror campaign. Kaczynski killed three people and injured 23 others between 1978 and 1995 in a mail bombing spree.