Attorney: Jail says mom competent for trial

September 24, 2009 1:38:44 PM PDT
The attorney for a Texas mother accused of killing and mutilating her 3-week-old son says a jail psychiatrist has deemed her competent to stand trial. Ed Camara said Thursday that a judge will consider that recommendation at a November competency hearing for Otty Sanchez. She's charged with capital murder, and police say Sanchez cannibalized parts of her infant during a July attack at her home.

An autopsy report for Scott Wesley Buccholz-Sanchez shows the baby was nearly decapitated and missing several body parts and organs.

Sanchez remains in a Bexar County jail on $1 million bond. Camara tells The Associated Press that Sanchez will likely plead not guilty by reason of mental illness.

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