HOUSTON (AP) Rusty Yates, whose first wife drowned their five children, has started a new family.
Yates said Monday that his second wife, Laura, gave birth to a son March 20.
"He's doing well," Yates said, declining to disclose the child's name. "I'm happy."
The couple wed in March 2006, a year after he divorced his first wife, Andrea, who is in a state mental institution.
Andrea Yates drowned the couple's five children ages 6 months to 7 years in June 2001 at the family's home near NASA's Johnson Space Center, where Yates works as an engineer. She said she was trying to save them from the devil; she was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2002.
But an appeals court in 2005 overturned her conviction because of erroneous testimony. Andrea Yates was then found innocent by reason of insanity in July 2006 and sent to the institution.