A woman accused of drowning her children left jail early Thursday for a state mental hospital where she will await her second capital murder trial for the young children's deaths.
Andrea Yates' attorney posted her $200,000 (165,400 euros) bond, releasing her from incarceration for the first time since the five children were drowned in the family bathtub in June 2001.
State District Judge Belinda Hill set the bond Wednesday.
Yates, 41, did speak as she left the jail. She carried a brown paper sack and wore jeans and a blue-and-white striped shirt as she entered a car with her attorney and a private investigator for the drive to the mental hospital, reports the AP.