Juanita Martinez Gomez was found guilty of first-degree murder last month after a violent exorcism resulted in the death of her daughter in August of 2016. Now, Gomez has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.
According to NewsOK, Gomez plans on appealing the decision made by District Judge Ray Elliott. She did not offer a statement on the proceedings and spoke quietly in court.
Investigators say that Gomez had admitted to physically abusing her daughter because she was believed to have been possessed by the devil. In a ritualistic attempt to rid her of evil spirits, Gomez shoved a crucifix and a religious medallion down her throat. She ultimately died from blunt force trauma to the head and face, according to a state medical examiner.
The bloody body of Geneva Gomez was discovered by her ex-boyfriend, who noted that her arms had been stretched out to resemble