DALLAS — Police said they found a 3 1/2-week-old infant stabbed and decapitated in a Texas home on Sunday and his mother screaming that she killed her son after the devil told her to do it.

Otty Sanchez, 33, of San Antonio, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition with self-inflicted stab wounds to her chest and stomach, said San Antonio police spokesman Joe Rios. Investigators took a sword, a machete and a kitchen knife from the home.

Officers also found two children unharmed at the home, though it wasn't immediately clear where they were taken.

Sanchez will be charged with capital murder, Rios said. Police said they didn't know whether she had an attorney. A spokeswoman at University Hospital in San Antonio said she couldn't release information on Sanchez's condition, but Sgt. Wes McCourt said her wounds didn't appear to be life threatening.

Rios said Sanchez was sitting on the couch "screaming that she killed her baby," who police identified as Scott Wesley Buchholtz-Sanchez, when police were called to the home around 5 a.m. Sunday.

"She mentioned that someone or something told her to do it, she was hearing voices. So that leads us to believe that she was experiencing some type of mental crisis," Rios said. "The baby had obviously been decapitated."

McCourt said she told investigators that the devil told her to kill her son.

The infant's body was found mutilated in a bedroom. He likely died earlier Sunday morning, police said.

A woman who answered the phone Sunday at the Bexar County Medical Examiner's office said she couldn't release information about the baby's cause of death. Via

Views: 49

Comment by Morgan Matthew on July 27, 2009 at 1:42am
just wow...
Comment by Terri~ on July 27, 2009 at 2:23am
How sad. =(
I'd be really pissed if she got off on the whole "Devil made me do it bullshit"!
Comment by Wassabi on July 27, 2009 at 10:50am
ever notice how the devil is the "bad guy", but the one actually doing all the killing in the bible is god??

he had Abraham murder his own child to prove his faith... isn't that something you would expect the devil to do?
Comment by Wendy on July 27, 2009 at 11:43am
Jesus. That's heart breaking. Don't know that the "Devil" telling her to do it is any different than if she'd said "little green men."

If anything, she's got a great insanity plea, which doesn't tend to just let her go about her life. She'll be institutionalized in one way or another for a very long time. If I were her, I'd probably just kill myself, rather than deal with the knowledge I killed my own child, insane or not.
Comment by Reggie on July 27, 2009 at 12:58pm
I like how she followed Satan's orders. My sympathy is reserved for the two kids found unharmed. Hopefully they didn't witness any of it.
Comment by Reggie on July 27, 2009 at 4:28pm
Would be a nice compilation to post.

Would be a gruesome compilation to post. ;)


You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

© 2020   Created by Rebel.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service