Texas Mom Admits Decapitating Newborn Son

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2009 11:20 AM CDT
San Antonio police investigate a home where a 3 1/2-week-old baby boy was stabbed in the upper body and decapitated in San Antonio, early Sunday, July 26, 2009, according to police.   (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Eva Ruth Moravec)

(Newser) – A San Antonio woman has claimed responsibility for the grisly killing of her baby boy, saying she heard voices telling her to do it, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Police say the infant was stabbed, decapitated, and skinned early yesterday. Otty Sanchez, 33, says the devil told her to kill the baby, Scott Wesley Buchholtz Sanchez, who was born June 30.

Sanchez’s mother called police at 4:30am, saying she’d found her daughter sitting on the couch, holding the headless body and crying, “I killed my baby. I want to die.” The baby was missing other limbs as well, which Sanchez claims she ate. Neighbors were shocked. “She was never aggressive; always sweet,” said one. “She did seem to be living in a world of her own, but she must have been deranged.”