OKC Mother Accused Of Murdering Daughter Goes Before Judge
OKLAHOMA CITY - Juanita Gomez, 49, of Oklahoma City stands accused of First-Degree Murder in the death of her 33-year-old daughter, Geneva.
A judge denied her bond, but she had a lot to say to the judge during her video arraignment, Monday afternoon.
Gomez spent her time before the judge complaining about the jail conditions and also spoke up about not needing a public defender - claiming she already had a lawyer.
“Yes sir he believes in God like me,” said Juanita Gomez during her video arraignment. “Yes he's the best in town.”
Over at the Gomez home near NW 15th and McKinley, friends and family have left behind candles and flowers and rosaries to honor the life and tragic death of Geneva Gomez.
Neighbors News 9 talked to did not want to talk on camera, but say the mother and daughter seemed to have a good relationship.
Court documents just released Monday afternoon reveal the horror officers encountered when they arrived to the home Saturday afternoon. They state police found Geneva lying in the home with a large crucifix upon her chest and that she had severe trauma around her head and face.
The affidavit states Gomez told investigators her daughter was possessed by the devil - and that she admitted to punching her daughter repeatedly and forcing a crucifix and religious medallion down her throat.
It states Gomez had very swollen hands and that she told investigators those bruises were from her daughter “fighting her attempts to rid Satan” from her daughter's body.
Court papers also state Gomez saw her daughter die and then placed her body in the shape of a cross. Now Gomez remains locked up in jail, while her family deals with the devastating aftermath.
Gomez had this to say as she was led by a deputy back to jail following her video arraignment:
“Thank you very much,” said Gomez. “Namaste. You believe in God? I do! Thank you judge!”
Gomez has spent time in the Oklahoma County Jail before on gun and drug-related charges and was convicted on a drug trafficking and gun possession charge in 2009 and received a 10-year suspended sentence.