BIRTH: June 30, 2009
DEATH: July 26, 2009
Scott, age 3 weeks, was murdered by his mother, Otty Sanchez, in one of the most gruesome murders of all time for one town in Texas.
Otty Sanchez decapitated her three week old son and ate part of his body in what she said, “The devil made her do it.” Otty Sanchez confessed to killing Scott Wesley Buchholz Sanchez with a steak knife and two swords before mutilating the corpse and eating body parts that included the brain, nose and toes, police said. She has been charged with capital murder.
Otty Sanchez, who killed and ate parts of her three-week-old baby boy refused to take medication for her post-natal depression and had been going to regular counseling. She had been briefly hospitalized since Scott was born, also.
But her troubles only became apparent to authorities when they found her before dawn on a fateful Sunday morning, in a house where she had access to samurai swords, screaming that she had killed her baby. Her three-and-a-half-week-old son was dismembered in a scene so gruesome police officers have been forced to seek psychological help.
She was later found not guilty by reason of insanity, for murdering her son Scott, and ordered to stay at a maximum-security mental facility.