San Antonio Mother Charged with Murder
POSTED: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 7:22am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am
A mother has been charged with the gruesome murder of her infant baby in San Antonio. Officials say 36 year-old Otty Sanchez decapitated and cannibalized her son before stabbing herself, Mireya Villarreal reports.
The 911 call came into police about 5am on Sunday morning and it was Otty Sanchez's sister pleading for help and when police arrived, the mom quickly confessed. Police say the 33 year-old used a kitchen knife and two swords to kill her son, Scott Wesley Buchholz Sanchez. At the time of the murder two other young children and Sanchez's mother and sister were inside the home off Wayside Drive.
Police are trying to figure out what would make a parent do such a horrible thing to their own child. Chief McManus says they are looking into Otty Sanchez's medical history for answers. News 4 WOAI has also uncovered this missing person's report from May 2008 that Otty Sanchez's mother filed and worried that her daughter was into drugs. Police aren't sure whether drugs played a part in Sunday's murder.
Sanchez is recovering from stab wounds at a local hospital and she is being held on a $1 million dollar bond.