Mothers Who Kill
A mother kills her child. It's a crime as old as Greek mythology, yet it's just as shocking today when the stories of Andrea Yates, Marilyn Lemak, and Susan Smith show up in the news. When women kill their children, are they always insane or do some of them make clear-cut, cold-blooded choices? We pose the question to psychiatrists, prosecutors, and guilty mothers themselves and find some surprising insights and answers.