Everett District Court Sets $5 Million Bail on Woman Who Claims She Stabbed Her Daughter to Death on Valentine’s Day

February 28, 2024

Police Blotter

According to police interviews, Alyssa Sanchez from Darrington stabbed her own child to death on Valentine’s day after hearing voices.

According to court documents, the woman told deputies she had been hearing voices telling her that “she is a demon, the devil, the messiah, and sometimes her ancestors speak to her.” The voices were allegedly telling the woman she needed to kill herself and her daughter so they could go to heaven.

Here’s what the Snohomish County Sheriff put announced today:

Around 7 a.m. Tuesday, a 30-year-old woman was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for first-degree murder.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to a residence in the 600 block of Commercial Ave for reports of a death investigation. The suspect, a 30-year-old woman, called 9-1-1 to report she killed her child. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the suspect who reported the child has been deceased since February 14. Deputies contacted additional family members and determined the child was not in the care of any relatives.

Major Crimes Unit detectives responded to the scene to investigate.

The 5-year-old victim was recovered this morning.

The 30-year-old suspect remains in the Snohomish County Jail for first-degree murder. She is scheduled for her first court appearance at 1 p.m. today.

Positive identification of the decedent, as well as cause and manner of death, will come from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Sanchez appeared in court on Wednesday. Everett District Court Judge Tam Bui set bail at $5 million. The suspect remains in the Snohomish County Jail and must meet with a mental health professional to conduct an assessment of the suspect.


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