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Otty Ate Scotty!

Updated on September 29, 2010


Otty Sanchez is Scotty's 33 year old mother and murderer.
Otty Sanchez is Scotty's 33 year old mother and murderer.


Scotty was about 3 weeks old.
Scotty was about 3 weeks old.

Recent True Crime in San Antonio, TX

Get ready to read some crazy-ass shit! This just happened recently. It's super gruesome and, more than that, it's tragically sad. It shocked seasoned police as well as the neighbors and citizens of the city. A mom ate her baby, including his brains! And, sick as it sounds, it's true.

Early Sunday morning, (July 26th, 2009) between 1:30 am and 4:30 am, 33 year old Otty Sanchez mutilated and ate pieces of her 3 week old baby boy, Scotty Buchholtz-Sanchez. This insanely gruesome tragedy occurred at a house on the Northwest side of San Antonio, Texas owned by Sanchez’s mother. The home was inhabited by Sanchez, her mother and sister and the sister’s two children who are 5 and 7 years old.  They were, reportedly, asleep at the time.

The sister made the call to 911 and police arrived on the scene around 5 am and were horrified by what they found inside the home. Sanchez was found sitting on a couch screaming hysterically, “I killed my baby…I want to die.” She had self inflicted gashes to her torso and neck. Police also found that she had decapitated the baby and eaten parts of his face and brain among other things. Some reports refer to an anonymous source saying that the baby was also “skinned and gutted.”

The mom was reported to have been “hearing voices” and told police that, (surprise) The Devil had told her to eat her baby. A relative said that Otty Sanchez had been “in and out” of a psychiatric hospital recently. An old police report suggests that Otty may have been using drugs in the past.  Later information revealed that Otty has Schizophrenia and Post Partum Psychosis for which she was on medication for.

The baby’s father is reported to be “Devastated…completely overwhelmed…in shock.” He had contact with the mother only hours before the murder in which they were discussing their relationship, (the father had recently stopped living with the mother) and were talking about, possibly, reuniting!  Only a day earlier, the father's mother had notified police that Otty had left there house seeming very agitated and hurried.  She had left her purse, diaper bag, and failed to secure Scotty in his baby seat in the car before taking off.

In one report the father is quoted as saying that he still loves Otty, however, there is video footage of him saying that she should get the death penalty and "Burn in Hell" for what she has done.

Otty’s mother says she was woken up by her around 4:30 and found her sitting with what was left of the boy. She took the remains and set them on a bed. Many parts, including the nose and three toes, where not found and assumed eaten by Otty!

According to police, Otty used two swords, (or a sword and a machete - one report also said that it was a samurai sword that was involved) and a kitchen/steak knife to cut the baby and herself. Otty was taken to UniversityHospital where she is in stable condition and monitored by Bexar County Sherrif’s Deputies around the clock. Bail has been set at one million dollars. Otty is, of this writing, on suicide watch.

A neighbor told reporters that Otty seemed a little odd at times and off in her own world but was not known to be violent. One neighbor even described her as “sweet.” Many in the neighborhood were obviously shocked.

Police Chief William Mcmanus said in a press conference that the scene inside the home was so awful that the officers who saw it will, most likely, need counseling and that it was one of the most horrifying scenes that the SAPD has ever come across.  He said that the baby's head had been cracked open and part of the brain was eaten.  The Chief alluded that more had been done but did not give details because of their heinous nature. 

If this isn't the most fucked up thing I've ever heard, I don't know what is.  Obviously, this person was totally psychotic and out of her mind when she did this.  There just isn't any sane motive imaginable for what she did.  My guess is that just knowing what she has done will cause her unimaginable guilt, grief, and shame.  Obviously, society needs to be protected from her and there just isn't any way that Justice can be served in a case like this.


Otty Sanchez

Otty with Scotty

Scott Buchholz - The Dad

How did something so horrible and heinous happen? No one can ever be sure but here's an interesting fact: Texas comes in 49 out of 50 states in mental health funding per person! Texas is almost the worst state in the nation for public funding of mental health services! The only state that ranks worse is New Mexico. Texas is a far richer state than New Mexico. As of this posting, the Texas State Legislature is looking to make more budget cuts to public mental health services!

This is absolutely appalling.

San Antonio is known for:

The Alamo
The Alamo
The Tower of the Americas
The Tower of the Americas
The Riverwalk - Its water is green due to the San Antonio Zoo dumping Hippo Poop in it.
The Riverwalk - Its water is green due to the San Antonio Zoo dumping Hippo Poop in it.
The Torch of Friendship Sculpture
The Torch of Friendship Sculpture


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      Grace 6 years ago


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      Waren E 8 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

      Things can get really out of control when the human brain gets ill and starts making decisions without conscious functions like morals and sanity,a demented dream state is what that woman most likely suffered by Schizophrenia,she must be so devastated now...every waking moment..damn!:(

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      Danille 8 years ago

      My prayers are going out to both of the families at a time like this.And may God bless scotty and take care of him. And may God have mercy on Otty's soul.

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      Mike360 8 years ago from The Milky Way

      I have also posted a hub containing the transcript of the 911 call.