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Mom Who Killed Daughter By Shoving Crucifix Down Her Throat Sentenced To Life In Prison

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

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Mom Found Guilty Of Killing 33-Year-Old Daughter, Shoving Crucifix Down Her Throat

An Oklahoma woman was found guilty of killing her adult daughter by shoving a crucifix down her throat, CBS News reported.

A jury found Juanita Gomez, 51, guilty of first-degree murder in the 2016 death of her daughter, 33-year-old Geneva Gomez, who Juanita reportedly believed was possessed by the devil.

Geneva Gomez’s body was discovered by her boyfriend, Francisco Merlos, who had come to visit Gomez in order to win her back two days after they broke up, the Chicago Tribune reported. Juanita Gomez let him inside her house. 

“I hugged her and said I was sorry for what happened on Thursday,” Merlos said when he testified in court. “I was like ‘where’s my girl,’ and she said ‘she’s in the room.’ Usually, my girl is real happy. She’d say “I’ll be right out, baby,’ or something like that. But, it was just the TV going on, there was no sound

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