Same here…I remember it being sort of mentioned in passing how she had this severe postpartum depression/psychosis, but “they” decided to have another baby. I remember thinking at the time, WTF? Then the more I dug into it, and learned about this weird wannabe cult leader that the Yateses followed, and what he taught…I started to have a lot more sympathy. Not that I excuse what she did, just that she had been pushed over the edge into severe psychosis. I’m glad she’s in a psych hospital — she’s getting the care she needs, and she’s locked away and not able to hurt anyone else.

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