An Oklahoma City woman – Juanita Gomez, 49, above – stands accused of first-degree murder following the the death of her 33-year-old daughter, Geneva.
According to this report, last Saturday police found Geneva lying in Gomez residence with a large crucifix her chest.She had severe trauma around her head and face.
Gomez told investigators her daughter was possessed by the devil. She admitted punching her daughter repeatedly and forcing a crucifix and religious medallion down her throat.
Gomez, who had swollen hands, told investigators they were the result of her daughter “fighting her attempts to rid Satan” from Geneva’s body.
Gomez, who is in custody, spoke to a judge via a video link on Monday. She complained about her jail conditions and said she did not need a a public defender as she already had a lawyer, one who was religious.
Yes sir he believes in God like me. Yes he’s the best in town.
Over at the Gomez home, friends and family have left behind candles and flowers and rosaries to honour the life and tragic death of Geneva Gomez.
Neighbors did not want to talk on camera to News 9, but said the mother and daughter seemed to have a good relationship.
Gomez has spent time in the Oklahoma County jail before on gun and drug-related charges. She was convicted on a drug trafficking and gun possession charge in 2009 and received a 10-year suspended sentence.