Mom ruled in­sane in baby death

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING -

A San An­to­nio woman who told au­thor­i­ties that the devil made her mu­ti­late and dis­mem­ber her 3-week-old son was found not guilty by rea­son of in­san­ity Thurs­day, in a deal that sends her to a state mental in­sti­tu­tion rather than a trial and pos­si­ble prison sen­tence.

De­fense attorneys en­tered the plea on be­half of Otty Sanchez, 33, and it was ac­cepted shortly there­after as part of an agree­ment with pros­e­cu­tors.

Scott Wes­ley Buchholz-Sanchez was 3 weeks old in July 2009 when au­thor­i­ties re­ceived a fran­tic 911 call from the boy’s aunt. They ar­rived to find his mu­ti­lated body and Sanchez wail­ing that the devil made her do it. Sanchez was charged with cap­i­tal murder and found com­pe­tent to stand trial. But Bexar County District At­tor­ney Su­san Reed said that three ex­am­i­na­tions by sep­a­rate doc­tors have de­ter­mined that she was legally in­sane when she killed her son.

“She will be com­mit­ted un­til the court de­cides she is not a dan­ger to her­self or any­one else,” Reed said.

Billy calzada

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