Police: Woman Says Daughter Was Possessed By Devil, Forces Religious Items Down Her Throat
OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma City woman, arrested in the death of her 33-year-old daughter, reportedly told police she believed her daughter was possessed by the devil and that she forced a crucifix and religious medallion down her daughter's throat.
According to police, at 2:14 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a welfare check at a home in the 1500 block of N. McKinley. When they arrived, they found the victim, 33-year-old Geneva Gomez, dead. She had trauma to her body consistent with homicide.
Investigators determined that Geneva Gomez was attacked by her mother, 50-year-old Juanita Gomez. During the assault, Geneva Gomez was killed.
According to a probable cause affidavit, officers arrived at the home and found Geneva Gomez lying in the home with a large cross/crucifix on her chest. Blood was visible, and she had suffered severe trauma to her face and head.
Juanita Gomez told police her daughter was possessed by the devil. She admitted to punching her daughter repeatedly and forcing a crucifix and religious medallion down her throat until blood came out of her daughter's mouth. She said she watched her daughter die and then placed her body in the shape of a cross. She then tried to clean her daughter and other items in the home, according to police.
Juanita Gomez had very swollen hands and several bruises on her arms. She told police those bruises were from her daughter fighting her attempt to "rid Satan from her daughter's body."
Juanita Gomez was arrested at the scene and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on a complaint of first-degree murder. She's being held without bond.
This is Oklahoma City’s 52nd homicide of 2016, police said.