Mother who mutilated baby detained
A Texas woman who told authorities the devil made her mutilate and dismember her newborn baby has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in a plea deal with prosecutors.
The Thursday ruling means 33-year-old Otty Sanchez will be committed to a state mental institution rather than face a trial and possible prison sentence.
Authorities found the mutilated body of Scott Wesley Buchholz-Sanchez last July after receiving a frantic call from the boy's aunt. Sanchez can be heard wailing the devil made her do it during the call.
Sanchez was charged with capital murder and found competent to stand trial. But prosecutors accepted the plea deal after three examinations by separate doctors determined she was legally insane when she killed her son.