Precinct 333

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Rusty Seeks Divorce

Rusty Yates, husband of child-killer Andrea Yates, has filed for divorce. Mr. Yates, a NASA engineer, cites marital discord, the fact that the couple has resided apart for three years (since the murders), and the lack of children (because Andrea murdered them after Rusty left his mentally-ill wife alone with them) as reasons for the divorce. According to legal representatives of Mrs. Yates, the move is not unexpected. Andrea Yates' attorney, George Parnham, commented on the timing of the filing, so close to the June 20 anniversary of the murders.
"I'm not sure that this was the most appropriate time for Rusty to do this," he said. "Then again, there's probably not any most appropriate time."

I think my wife, The Loyal Opposition, has the best take on this matter -- "I'm surprised it's taken him so long. Does this mean he has a new woman to start pumping them out with?" I don't know that the is any way to do it under Texas law, but I almost hope the judge refuses to grant a divorce, to protect any woman and potential children from Rusty.


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