publication date: Saturday, August 5, 2006 (part of Round XXVIII)
clue: This Texan went from motherhood to a mental hospital by way of the bathtub.
explanation: Yates made headlines in 2001 for drowning her five children in the bathtub in a fit of postpartum psychosis. After a trial and re-trial, she was finally found not guilty by reason of insanity and committed to a state mental hospital shortly before this goo was published. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Wendy Hampson, Adrianne Rodgers, Kerry Odell, Nadine Russell, Josh Paddison, Justin Hampson, Allison Bair, Amir H. Sufyani, Aaron Weiss, Jeremiah Poisson, and Sarah Simmons
trivia: Scott had a difficult time writing a clue that didn't sound like it was joking about the sad case.