Otty Sanchez

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Let's Heed Moms' Warning Signs

(Newser) - It’s easy to demonize Otty Sanchez, the Texas mother who allegedly killed and ate parts of her weeks-old son, but the case suggests “some steps we as a society should be taking to support new mothers,” Karen Houppert writes in Salon. Even the medical community is ignorant... More »

Cannibal Mom Diagnosed With Schizophrenia, Depression

Decapitated baby's dad wants 'ultimate price'

(Newser) - Otty Sanchez, the Texas 33-year-old who confessed to stabbing, decapitating, skinning, and eating portions of her newborn son, had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and postpartum psychosis before Sunday’s slaying, the San Antonio Express-News reports. She’s been charged with capital murder, and is currently in hospital under 24-hour surveillance.... More »

Texas Mom Admits Decapitating Newborn Son

(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... More »

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