Andrea Yates, seven- to six-months old, drowned her children in the bathtub after suffering a mental breakdown. Yates called 911 immediately after her children drowned to report the crime. Numerous parties, including law enforcement, prosecution, defense counsel, and judges, are engaged in judicial service (Sandys & Pruss, 2016).
Police took various measures to protect the integrity and accuracy of the evidence they collected. To determine if the suspect was responsible for the offense and what the crime was, law enforcement officials aggressively pursued the matter. Police arrived at the house to investigate the circumstances and the motives for the crime. The police took photos of the property and conducted interviews with the women and their husband. They also collected DNA evidence at the crime scene. Smith (2016). Law enforcement’s forensic labs and forensic systems evaluated the data. Law enforcement uses the gathered evidence to imprison inmates and testify before a court. This is to deter them from repeating their crimes. The law enforcement authorities continue their investigation after detaining and releasing the accused.
To ensure that they were accountable, the prosecution had to analyze all relevant facts. To prove the guilt of the charges, the prosecution presented evidence to the jury. Andrea stated to the psychologist that she would only be able to save the children from their sins and defeat Satan on Earth if she murdered them (Baldwin 2019, Baldwin). To persuade the jury of her guilt, the prosecution provided relevant information and evidence. The prosecution was led by Chuck Rosenthal (the Harris County Attorney). During the trial, the prosecution requested that the judge impose the death penalty.