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Mother of 5 drowned kids tells kin the devil is in her

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DALLAS (AP) — A mother charged with drowning her five children in a bathtub told family members from jail that she thinks the devil is in her, her brother said.

Andrea Yates, 36, asked visiting siblings on Wednesday whether her children had been buried and told them during a Sunday visit that she feared she was possessed, her brother Andrew Kennedy told The Dallas Morning News in Saturday's editions.

"She asked me and my brother, 'How long do you think the devil's been in me?' " Kennedy said. "I guess she's looking for answers as to why she did what she did."

Yates told police she drowned her children one by one in their suburban Houston home. The youngest was 6 months old; the oldest, 7 years.