Update: Mother Gets No Jail Time For Decapitating Newborn, Eating Brain
A Texas woman who decapitated her 3 week old baby before eating his brain will not spend any time in jail after being found not guilty in court.
34-year-old Otty Sanchez was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the death of baby Scott Wesley Buchholz-Sanchez and prosecutors accepted a plea deal from the woman who claimed that the devil made her kill her child.
As previously reported when police arrived at the scene they found the baby in a bedroom with three of his toes chewed off, his face torn away, his head severed and brain ripped out.
Police say Sanchez ate the boy’s toes and part of his brain before stabbing herself in the chest and slashing part of her throat.
In a 911 call made by Sanchez’s sister, the woman can be heard screaming in the background:
“I didn’t wanna do it! He told me to!”
Sanchez charged with capital murder and found competent to stand trial.
The Associated Press reports however that after three examinations by separate doctors, she was determined to be legally insane, forcing the court to accept her plea.
Sanchez will be committed to a mental hospital before a court determines if she is no longer a danger to herself or anyone else.
She was previously prescribed the antidepressant Citalopram after the birth of her child but had only taken it the day before killing her son. The drugs do not take effect for a few weeks.
County District Attorney Susan Reed says Sanchez repeatedly sought help for her illness but did not receive the proper care.
The woman reported hearing voices a week before the fatal attack and was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis.
Scott Wesley Buchholz-Sanchez