Friday, July 2, 2010

Baby mutilation murder case resolved

This was a horrifying crime but from the beginning it appeared that there could only be one conclusion and resolution, that the defendant was insane at the time the offense was committed.

I applaud the Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed and her office in working with the defense attorney, Ed Camara, in resolving this matter and seeing that justice was served.

I know many folks will believe justice was denied for her child, 'Baby' Scotty, however based on the psychiatric evidence Judge Raymond Angelini accepted the plea and had her committed to a maximum-security mental hospital.

Rest in peace Baby Scotty, we hardly knew you but I believe you are in a much better place.

Mom who mutilated newborn enters plea
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A San Antonio mother who gained national attention after killing and mutilating her newborn son was found not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday and ordered to stay at a maximum-security mental facility.

State District Judge Raymond Angelini ordered the indefinite confinement at the conclusion of a brief hearing in which prosecutors and the defense agreed to waive a jury trial for Otty Sanchez, 33, who was charged with capital murder.

Defense attorney Ed Camara provided reports from three psychologists who determined Sanchez was insane. Prosecutors didn't contest the findings.

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