Texas Woman Who Killed 5 Children Wants To Go To Church

Andrea Yates (File)

HOUSTON (March 28, 2012)--A lawyer for Andrea Yates, the Houston woman who killed her five children, says Yates would like time away from a psychiatrist hospital to attend church.

George Parnham said he expects doctors at Kerrville State Hospital next month to ask a judge for a weekly two-hour pass for Andrea Yates.

Parnham declined to identify the church to the Houston Chronicle.

Yates drowned her five children in 2001.

She was convicted of capital murder and received life in prison.

An appeals court overturned the conviction in 2005 and in 2006 Yates was found innocent by reason of insanity and sent to a mental hospital.

Ex-prosecutor Joe Owmby says laws are in place once the insanity-related decision is made and he's not advocating one way or another in the case.