Deanna Laney claimed she had a "spiritual sister."
Sounds nice, except Deanna was unstable, and the soul sister she adored was Andrea Yates, the infamous mom who drowned her five kids.
In 2003, Deanna, 39, became infamous herself. She stoned her own kids to death.
It came out that Deanna was having visions that she interpreted as a kill order from the Almighty.
She'd seen her two-year-old, Aaron, playing with a spear. Then, Aaron brought her a rock.
Later, Deanna saw him squeeze a frog and, as crazy as it sounds, came to this conclusion: God was telling her to stab, stone or strangle her young ones.
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On Mother's Day, Laney took her three boys outside her New Chapel Hill home in Texas. One by one, she smashed their skulls with rocks. Then she called 911. Joshua, 8, and Luke, 6, were dead. Little Aaron was left brain-damaged.
Her hubby, Keith Laney, who stood by her side at the trial, has since divorced her.
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Like Yates, Laney was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
She was released from a mental facility around Mother's Day 2012 with court orders to stay on her meds and keep away from young children.
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