In what appears to be the worst probable case of Post-Partum Psychosis ever, a Texas woman brutally murdered, dismembered and ate her newborn child.
The woman, Otty Sanchez, was a diagnosed schizophrenic and known to struggle severely with issues of psychosis, but the murder was obviously a huge shock to relatives and authorities. Like Andrea Yates before her, Sanchez heard voices and believes Satan influenced her. Scott Buchholz, father of baby Scotty and fellow schizophrenic, broke up with Sanchez last week. He is now calling for her execution.
“She was a sweet person and I still love her, but she needs to pay the ultimate price for what she has done,” said Scott W. Buchholz, who referred to his child as “baby Scotty.” “She needs to be put to death for what she has done.”
Buchholz, who was at a Whitesnake and Judas Priest concert the night his three-week old baby was murdered, added that Otty Sanchez should “burn in hell.”
Responders to the scene are unlikely to ever forget what they saw when they arrived at the house Sanchez and her two older children occupied. Baby Scotty lay dead- decapitated, face torn away and three of his toes bitten off. Sanchez was on a couch with self-inflicted wounds to the torso and throat and shouting that she’d “killed her baby.” The other two children in the home at the time of the brutal murder were unharmed.
Scarily, it looks like Scotty’s father may get his wish- Sanchez was charged with capital murder. A neighbor of Sanchez spoke to the AP regarding the woman’s state of mind and possible eventual recovery.
“…once she gets back in her right mind, she’s going to be devastated.”