A San Antonio woman has been charged for murdering her 3 ½ month old baby
after she allegedly used a knife and a sword to dismember her baby, which she later then ate parts of her brain and toes. Otty Sanchez, 32, stabbed herself in the torso and slit her own throat. Currently, the woman is recovering from her wounds.
Mrs. Sanchez is charged with capital-murder in the death of her infant son, Scott Wesley Buchholz-Sanchez, and is on $1 million bail.
William McManus, Police Chief in San Antonio, told the Associated Press the attack occurred after the child’s father moved out. Mrs. Sanchez’s sister and her sister's two children were in the house during the attack however, none of them were hurt.
Gloria Sanchez, Otty Sanchez’s aunt said, “Otty didn't mean to do that. She was not in her right mind,” and further added that her niece had been in and out of psychiatric wards and hospitals. It is not known what type of health problems Otty Sanchez has.
As Police Chief McManus uncomfortably addressed reporters, he said, “Sanchez apparently ate the child's brain and some other body parts. She also decapitated the infant, tore off his face and chewed off three of his toes before stabbing herself. It's too heinous for me to describe it any further.”
Attendees at the press conference were in utter silence, and as Mr. McManus explained the murder and the crime scene, “At this particular scene you could have heard a pin drop. No one was speaking. It was about as somber as it could have been.”