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San Antonio police say a woman accused of beheading her 3-week-old infant son Then ate part of the newborn's brain.

☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2012/05/30 02:03:06

The scene was so gruesome investigators could barely speak: A 3 1/2-week-old boy lay dismembered in the bedroom of a single-story house, three of his tiny toes chewed off, his face torn away, his head severed and his brains ripped out.

"At this particular scene you could have heard a pin drop," San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said Monday. "No one was speaking. It was about as somber as it could have been."

Officers called to the home early Sunday found the boy's mother, Otty Sanchez, sitting on the couch with a self-inflicted wound to her chest and her throat partially slashed, screaming "I killed my baby! I killed my baby!" police said. She told officers the devil made her do it, police said.

Sanchez, 33, apparently ate the child's brain and some other body parts before stabbing herself, McManus said.

"It's too heinous for me to describe it any further," McManus told reporters.

Sanchez is charged with capital murder in the death of her son, Scott Wesley Buccholtz-Sanchez. She was being treated Monday at a hospital, and was being held on $1 million bail.

'In and out' of psychiatric ward
The slaying occurred a week after the child's father moved out, McManus said. Otty Sanchez's sister and her sister's two children, ages 5 and 7, were in the house, but none were harmed.

Police said Sanchez did not have an attorney, and they declined to identify family members.

No one answered the door Monday at Sanchez's home, where the blinds were shut. A hopscotch pattern and red hearts were drawn on the walk leading up to the house.

Sanchez's aunt, Gloria Sanchez, said her niece had been "in and out" of a psychiatric ward but did not say where she was treated or why. She said a hospital called several months ago to check up on her.

"Otty didn't mean to do that. She was not in her right mind," a sobbing Gloria Sanchez told The Associated Press on Monday by phone. She said her family was devastated.


Postpartum depression — a pattern?
Investigators are looking into Sanchez's mental health history to see if there was anything "significant," and whether postpartum difficulties could have factored into the attack, McManus said.

Postpartum depression and psychosis have been cited as contributing factors in several other cases in Texas in recent years in which mothers killed their children.

Andrea Yates drowned her five children in her Houston-area home 2001, saying she believed Satan was inside her and trying to save them from hell. Her attorneys said she had been suffering from severe postpartum psychosis, and a jury found Yates not guilty by reason of insanity in 2006.

In 2004, Dena Schlosser killed her 10-month-old in her Plano home by slicing off the baby's arms. She was found not guilty of reason by insanity, after testifying that she killed the baby because she wanted to give her to God.

Sanchez's neighbors expressed sorrow and horror Monday at the grisly killing.

Neighbor Luis Yanez, 23, said his kids went to school with one of the small children who lived at the house. He said he often saw a woman playing outside with the children but didn't know whether it was Otty.

"Why would you do that to your baby?" said Yanez, a tire technician. "It brings chills to you. They can't defend themselves."

Allen Taylor, another neighbor, said "once she gets back in her right mind, she's going to be devastated."

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  • tyler butler 2012/07/22 08:35:02
    tyler butler
    +2
    wow this is the 3rd zombie i really hope there is no more even though i know this wont be the last
  • Momo 2012/07/02 03:26:53
  • misterz 2012/06/29 19:22:51
    misterz
    Not guilty by reason of insanity.
  • Kira Bravo 2012/06/29 16:14:39
    Kira Bravo
    +1
    is anyone not insane , a pedo , or a fricken cannibal these days?
  • Jeff Smith 2012/06/29 13:05:41
    Jeff Smith
    +1
    Baby's are not for human consumption
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Jeff Smith 2012/06/29 17:53:05
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +2
    The Ten Best Reasons Why You Should NOT Eat Your Baby
    http://www.sodahead.com/fun/t...
  • Teri- O... Jeff Smith 2012/06/29 17:55:28
    Teri- Oregon
    +2
    I hate to say this, but that was funny!
  • Dead Inside 2012/06/29 12:36:59
    Dead Inside
    +1
    A child? Where has the world gone?
  • cmdrbnd007 2012/06/29 04:00:44
    cmdrbnd007
    +1
    Ok, it looks like we have a trend starting. First a man eats another's face, another guy kills his roommate and starts to eat him. Another man eviscerates himself and starts flinging pieces of his flesh and his intestines at police and now this. Something wicked this way comes.
  • Ozymandias 2012/06/29 02:19:48
    Ozymandias
    That's pretty macabre and disturbing. They must've been uber-religious or something.
  • PULLLLLLL! Ozymandias 2012/06/29 14:00:26
    PULLLLLLL!
    +2
    In many cases Religion leads to Insanity....
  • Zachary Smith 2012/06/29 02:14:14
    Zachary Smith
    +1
    The zombie cannibals strike again.
  • Teri- Oregon 2012/06/29 02:11:52
    Teri- Oregon
    All I can say is wow, weird how she felt the need to consume flesh, was she high on marijuana or bath salts?
  • Jeff Smith Teri- O... 2012/06/29 13:04:02
    Jeff Smith
    +1
    Marijuana is a peaceful drug and puts ones mind at ease. It does not make people violent just the opposite this person is very sick and needs to locked up and kept out of society forever
  • Teri- O... Jeff Smith 2012/06/29 17:52:47
    Teri- Oregon
    +1
    It was a sarcastic response to another question, I know marijuana is not at fault. and i don't think bath salts are either
  • Jeff Smith Teri- O... 2012/06/30 13:10:58
    Jeff Smith
    My bad I thought you were being serious or maybe I thought I knew you better than that and would never let that enter into the conversation. Either way it's all good

    Peace
  • Teri- O... Jeff Smith 2012/07/01 00:49:47
    Teri- Oregon
    np, I actually think it is a government released bio weapon.
  • Jeff Smith Teri- O... 2012/07/01 12:55:57
  • Dick Nixon 2012/06/29 02:00:06
    Dick Nixon
    +1
    I'm lost for words.
  • Angela Chambers 2012/06/29 01:57:17
  • Jorge Enriquez 2012/06/29 01:52:53
  • KyoriYuki 2012/05/31 03:21:14
    KyoriYuki
    +1
    That's horrible. She needs to be a resident patient in a mental hospital with a full time psychiatric nurse.
  • Psyblade 2012/05/31 02:39:27
  • strange_armour 2012/05/30 06:50:36 (edited)
    strange_armour
    +2
    Another step closer to the zombie apocalypse.

    Zombies
  • Zachary... strange... 2012/06/29 02:16:13 (edited)
    Zachary Smith
    +1
    When will people realize the zombie apocalypse is real.
  • Elephant Lord 2012/05/30 06:23:59
    Elephant Lord
    +3
    I can almost hear the Criminal Minds theme.
  • reaper 2012/05/30 04:46:49
    reaper
    +1
    so this means the zombie apocalypse is starting right? I'm so going to enjoy this.
  • Sew 2012/05/30 02:50:58
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Sew 2012/05/30 02:53:03
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +3
    Blame the Bible

    Jeremiah 19:7-9 God will make parents eat their own children, and friends eat each other.

    Lamentations 2:20-22 God gets angry and mercilessly torments and kills everyone, young and old. He even causes women to eat their children.
  • Sew ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/05/30 02:59:20
    Sew
    No way I read this verse where it says he's all love and mercy......
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Sew 2012/05/30 03:01:58
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +2
    Lamentations 2:20-22

    “Look, Lord, and consider:
    Whom have you ever treated like this?
    Should women eat their offspring,
    the children they have cared for?
    Should priest and prophet be killed
    in the sanctuary of the Lord?
    21 “Young and old lie together
    in the dust of the streets;
    my young men and young women
    have fallen by the sword.
    You have slain them in the day of your anger;
    you have slaughtered them without pity.
    22 “As you summon to a feast day,
    so you summoned against me terrors on every side.
    In the day of the Lord’s anger
    no one escaped or survived;
    those I cared for and reared
    my enemy has destroyed.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Sew 2012/05/30 03:02:26
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +2
    Jeremiah 19:7-9

    7 And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and their carcases will I give to be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.

    8 And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.

    9 And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Sew 2012/05/30 03:04:18
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +2
    Jeremiah 11:22-23

    22 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:

    23 And there shall be no remnant of them: for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Sew 2012/05/30 03:05:27
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +1
    Psalm 137:9

    The Lord is happy who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.
  • Sew ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/05/30 17:41:00
  • PULLLLLLL! ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/05/30 14:48:42
    PULLLLLLL!
    +1
    We just saw a case here where some Naked dude was chewing the face off of another dude,,,
    ViralNaked Man Chews Other Guy’s Face, Shot Dead by Cops
    A grisly attack in broad daylight has left a Florida man in critical condition.
    By TIME Staff | May 29, 2012 | 56 inShare.10
    In a grisly attack that resembled something out of a horror movie, a naked man was discovered in downtown Miami on Saturday, May 26, in the process of chewing off the face of another man. The attacker, who had already devoured the victim’s eyes, nose and ears, growled at a police officer, who shot him several times after numerous orders to desist. The victim was left fighting for his life, with 75% of his face missing


    Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012...
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... PULLLLLLL! 2012/05/30 19:22:48
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +3
    Zombies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    the one thing i Fear besides Clowns ( Dont ask )
    is Zombies

    whats worse
    ZOMBIE CLOWNS ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHH...
  • KyoriYuki ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/05/31 03:23:07
    KyoriYuki
    +2
    clowns are evil. end of story
  • Teri- O... ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/06/29 17:50:41
    Teri- Oregon
    I don't like clowns either
  • BHGOzzy 2012/05/30 02:14:36

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