Yates’ Family Wants Doctor Charged
HOUSTON (AP) _ Andrea Yates’ family asked prosecutors Wednesday to file charges against a doctor who altered her medication two days before she drowned her five children last summer.
Yates’ mother and two brothers said in a letter to prosecutors that Dr. Mohammad Saeed’s failure to warn authorities that Yates was a threat to the children made him accountable for their June 20 deaths.
Saeed referred questions to his attorney, who did not return phone calls for comment Wednesday. During the trial, Saeed testified that when he saw Yates in June, she showed no evidence of psychosis.
Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal’s secretary said he had no comment.
Yates, 37, was convicted of two capital murder charges last month for the June 20 deaths of three of her five children. Three days later, a jury sentenced her to life in prison.