Despite 'Not Guilty' Verdict, Doctor Who Examined Yates Is Unconvinced

13. At first Yates told no one of the visions -- as if she knew they were bad.

14. She made it a point to act normally the morning of the crime.

15. Yates did not talk about her mood or ideas so as not to arouse any suspicious feelings from her husband Rusty, who attentively helped with taking care of the children each morning.

16. She waited to fill the tub until after Rusty had left the house.

17. The pet labrador that protected the kids was locked in its cage after Rusty left, contrary to normal practice in the Yates household.

18. After she drowned the children, she concealed the dead bodies from the other children.

19. She killed eldest son Noah last because as the strongest and largest, he would have disrupted the attacks.

20. At one point, she "made up her mind" to kill the children, but held back and went back to sleep because Rusty was there.

21. Visions she had in 1994 about her stabbing Noah were distressing to her.

22. The 1994 image of stabbing Noah prompted her to take active measures to quell such thoughts.

23. In 999 when the vision returned she was again distressed and restrained herself from acting on them.

24. When she feared acting on the visions, she called Rusty home from work saying she "needed help."

25. When the urge to stab Noah would became overpowering, she ingested an entire bottle of Trazadone, her psychoactive medication, to keep her from acting on it.

26. She opted to attempt suicide in June 1999 to prevent herself from acting on urge to kill Noah.

27. Opted for suicide again in July 1999, in order to keep from killing Noah.

28. Did not tell anyone about homicidal urges for months.

29. If she maintained the idea not to speak about her visions in order to prevent them from coming to fruition, this avoidance would also demonstrate awareness of the wrongfulness.

30. Told doctors about her homicidal visions in 1999 but still would not tell her family.

31. Yates said Rusty would have been very upset and scared in 1999 if she'd told him of her thoughts of stabbing Noah.

32. In 2001, when Yates began to formulate her plan for drowning the children, she never told Rusty -- even of the motivation, let alone the action.

33. Concealed the plan from her psychotherapist -- despite great trust.

34. Concealed the plan from her priest, despite spiritual trust in him.

35. In 2001, concealed it from her priest's wife, despite spiritual trust in her and their history of open and private communication.

36. In 2001, concealed it from friends to whom she had confided secrets on previous occasions.

37. In 2001, concealed it from her best friend -- despite having an intimate, longstanding, loyal relationship of support through her times of gravest mental illness.

38. In 2001, concealed it from her husband -- despite the nature of spiritual simpatico.

39. In 2001, concealed it from her pediatrician -- despite the doctor's role in assessing child development.

40. In 2001, concealed it from her gynecologist -- despite having been educated about post partum depression.

41. Stated she knew others in the Yates home would have stopped her from killing the children.

42. Recognized her therapist would act to protect the children and refer her to Child Protective Services and remove the children from the home.

43. Recognized her psychiatrist would hospitalize her if she told him.

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