Category: Psychotic Depression

Moms who kill children have religion in common

Andrea Yates said Satan told her to drown her five children. Deanna Laney said the Lord sent her signs to beat her three sons with stones. And the night before Dena Schlosser became the latest Texas mother to take her child’s life, she told her husband she wanted to give her children to God. The suburban Dallas mother was charged with capital murder for severing her 10-month-old baby’s arms. Attorneys were expected to discuss her competency in court Tuesday. See Also Moms who kill often suffer from psychotic depression Women who kill their children commonly cite God, the devil and

Moms who kill often suffer from psychotic depression

San Antonio-Express News, May 13, 2003 By Rosemary Barnes, San Antonio Express-News Women who kill their children usually are suffering from psychotic depression that robs them of all sense of reality, mental health experts said Monday. The disturbing topic has once again become part of the public consciousness as an East Texas mother of three boys admitted to fatally pummeling two of her sons with large rocks and critically injuring a third son early Saturday. Deanna LaJune Laney, 38, told Smith County sheriff’s deputies that she acted on God’s orders to kill her children. “We’re talking so depressed that