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Yates Wins Appeal Due to Non-Existent 'Law and Order' Show

NPR's Madeleine Brand speaks with CNN legal correspondent Jeffrey Toobin about a successful legal appeal for convicted child killer Andrea Yates. The Texas woman, who was convicted of drowning her five children, won her appeal in part because of a television crime series. Prosecutors accused the woman of copying murders of children seen on an episode of Law and Order -- but such an episode never existed.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).
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