If Andrea Yates was psychotic, and it seems from news reports that both sides (defense and prosecution) agree that she is. If a psychotic person isn't insane, then I don't know who is. I'm pretty sure that the prosecutors did not have to try this as a capital case. They could have charged her with a lesser crime. But then Texas kills the mentally retarded also. I know that I've mentioned Steve Earle's anti death penalty song "Billy Austin" before, but it's a good one. I guess my main problem with this is this -- it doesn't make sense to hit a child to let them know that hitting isn't right, and to me, killing someone to say that murder is wrong makes about as much sense.