Police: Woman accused of killing newborn ate brain
By PAUL J. WEBER • Associated Press Writer • July 27, 2009
San Antonio police say a woman accused of beheading her 3˝-week-old infant son used a knife and two swords in the attack and ate some of the child’s body parts.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told reporters Monday that Otty Sanchez’s attack on her son, Scott Wesley Buchholtz-Sanchez, was “too heinous” to fully discuss.
But he says Sanchez ate part of the newborn’s brain and bit off three of his toes before stabbing herself twice.
Police say the 33-year-old Sanchez told officers who were called to her house early Sunday that she killed her son at the Devil’s request.
Sanchez is charged with capital murder and is being held on $1 million bail. She is recovering from her wounds at a hospital.