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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A man has received life in prison for violently attacking his ex-girlfriend and fatally stabbing her 75 times. As the New York Post shared, Joshua Stimpson of Kent, England, murdered his 23-year-old ex, Molly McLaren.
“You are supremely selfish and callous. You planned this killing,” said the judge during sentencing. “She was 23 years old, beautiful and intelligent. She was a second-year student at the University of Kent. She had her whole life in front of her. She was loved and a much loving daughter, family member and friend to many. She is mourned by a large number of people. Their loss and grief is immeasurable, and nothing I can say or any sentence I can pass can deal with that grief and loss.”
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Ohio teenager Bresha Meadows shot and killed her father after allegedly facing over a decade of abuse at his hands. The court case, in which it was decided that Meadows would not be tried as an adult, garnered national intrigue and opened up conversations about child abuse, self defense, and racial and gender biases in the justice system. After being sentenced to months of confinement in a mental health facility, Meadows will be freed this Sunday, according to Jezebel.
In the summer of 2016, Bresha had shot her father Jonathan Meadows in the head with his own .45 caliber handgun as he slept. Brandi Meadows, Bresha’s mother, later said that the two had faced considerable physical abuse from Jonathan and that Bresha had fought back after years. Brandi hailed her daughter as a hero.
“In the 17 years of our marriage he has cut me, broke my ribs, fingers, the blood vessels in my
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County Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina told former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar it was her “honor” and “privilege” to sentence him to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing countless women.
After announcing her sentencing, the courtroom broke out in applause.
“You do not deserve to walk outside a prison ever again,” Judge Aquilina told him. “I’ve just signed your death warrant.”
Nassar made a brief statement before being handed down his sentence.
“There are no words that can describe the depth and breadth of how sorry I am for what has occurred,” he said. “An acceptable apology to all of you is impossible to write and convey. I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days.”
Judge Aquilina told Nassar that he knew he had a problem and didn’t seek treatment.
“You could have gone anywhere in the world to be treated. Any resort, any doctor. In Europe they have hidden places for
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A man from Sacramento, California has been sentenced to life in federal prison for buying Filipino children for sex and pornography. Michael Carey Clemans, 57, was handed down the sentence on Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, Clemans is an Army veteran who lived in Bangkok for two years while working as a pilot for a small airline.
Prosecutors detailed how Clemans returned multiple times to the Philippines with malicious intentions. According to authorities, he would ask a woman in the Philippines to take sexually explicit photographs of the children so that he could decide which child he wanted to rape when he came to the country.
Prosecutors claim that Clemans raped at least three girls, according to ABC13. The woman he conspired with from the Philippines, Lyan Tandeg, and another co-conspirator, Shellina Atad, were arrested for producing child pornography to show Clemans images of potential victims, some as young as 7. They were
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Last year, four men pleaded guilty to robbing and assault gay men they found on the social media app Grindr. Now, one of the perpetrators, Nigel Garrett, pictured at left, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
According to the DOJ official website, Garrett admitted to the crime as part of a plea agreement. He said the group found men on the app and entered their homes with the purpose of hurting them. The victims were restrained with tape, physically assaulted, and mocked for their sexual orientation. Property and motor vehicles were stolen by the group, who threatened the victims with firearms.
Anthony Shelton (pictured at rigth), Chancler Encalade, and Cameron Ajiduah are the other three men named as perpetrators. An eighteen count indictment was issued against the four. Charges included hate crimes, kidnappings, carjackings, and the use of firearms to commit violent crimes. The four home invasions
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More details are emerging from the murder of rapper Chinx. The hip-hop cold case may have been cracked last week when two men were arrested for murder. According to the New York Police Department, the 31-year-old Queens rapper was gunned down while in his car over what’s being described as a six-year prison feud.
Lt. Richard Rudolph, Commanding Officer of the Queens South Homicide Squad, tells XXL that the suspects “hunted” down Chinx (real name Lionel Pickens Jr.). He says that 32-year-old Quincy Homere and 26-year-old Jamar Hill murdered the rising rap star over a feud that took place when Chinx was incarcerated. Chinx and Homere were both at Rikers Island and apparently fought each other on Sept. 27, 2009.
“We’re not exactly sure what the fight was about but our perpetrator Quincy probably got the worst of it and he wanted to get back at Chinx,” Rudolph says. Homere is
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The Georgia man whose memorable courtroom exchange with a judge in 2016 was turned into a “Rick and Morty” animation has just been sentenced to life in prison. Denver Fenton Allen, 33, pleaded guilty on Monday to murdering his cellmate after just five days behind bars, the Rome News-Tribune reported.
Floyd County Assistant District Attorney Luke Martin accused Allen of murdering his cellmate Stephen Rudolph Nalley in hopes of gaining a scarier reputation at the prison. Martin mentioned that Nalley was physically much smaller than Allen.
“He didn’t punch the biggest guy in the room. He waited until little Stephen Nalley went to sleep,” Martin said. “And then he bashed Stephen Nalley’s head in… then he went around the jail and bragged about killing his cellmate.”
Allen claimed he murdered Nalley in self-defense, but the judge denied that motion.
After he was sentenced, Allen threatened to kill numerous people in the courtroom, including
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The ex-USA Gymnastics doctor has been sentenced to 60 years for child porn. As CNN shares, 54-year-old Larry Nassar was sentenced today to time in federal prison for child pornography charges. Authorities say that he was found in possession of over 37,000 video and images of child pornography.
This is not the worst of Nassar’s crimes. The former gymnastics doctor also admitted to sexually abusing underage girls. In November, Nassar pled guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct as well as using his position of authoritiy to abuse underage girls. Three of his victims were reportedly under 13.
More than 140 women and girls have accused Nassar of sexual abuse. Last month, Gold medalist Aly Raisman accused Nassar of sexual abuse as did Gabby Douglas. Their teammate, McKayla Maroney, accused him in October of molesting her for years.
In a statement to “60 Minutes,” USA Gymnastics say they recently adopted a
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A handful of correctional officers are accused of mocking an inmate who died in a Carrabelle, Florida prison while begging for medical attention. The officers were responding to story published in the Miami Herald last week about an active lawsuit against corrections for the death of Randall Jordan-Aparo. They called the dead inmate a “b*tch” and other names on a private Facebook page dedicated to Florida corrections officers.
Jordan-Aparo, 27, allegedly spent four entire days begging for medical help. According to court records, medical staff dismissed his desire to take him to a hospital and instead gave him mere Tylenol pills for his ailments. According to the Miami Herald, he suffered from a rare genetic blood disorder, which was noted in his prison medical file.
When Jordan-Aparo disagreed with his treatment, he was allegedly put in an isolation cell where he was sprayed with a “chemical restraint agent.”
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