Mothers Who Kill DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: April 27, 2003
Expert analysis of famous cases sheds light on the factors behind this horrific crime.
It is an act that strikes at the very foundation, not just of society, but of humanity. Murder is always shocking, but when the victim is a child and the killer is its mother, the crime nearly always claims headlines and elicits responses ranging from sorrow to outrage.
Using two recent, high-profile cases, THE POINT examines the issues and emotions surrounding MOTHERS WHO KILL. Suffering from intense post-partum depression, Andrea Yates drowned each of her five children. After inventing a racially-charged cover story, Susan Smith eventually cracked under the strain of her lie and led police to the pond where she had drowned her two young children. In both instances, the public was forced to ask "Why?" In analyzing the differences between these cases and others like them, prosecutors, police and psychologists provide insights into the dark forces behind these acts, and examine the different verdicts handed down.