Authorities have confirmed the chilling details behind an Oklahoma City woman murdering her daughter. Juanita Gomez was arrested Monday on one count of murder for the death of Geneva Gomez, according to KTLA. Police arrived to the home Saturday after callers asked officers to do a welfare check on one of the women living in the residence.
When authorities arrived to the home, they found 33-year-old Geneva Gomez lying on the floor with a large crucifix on her chest. The 50-year-old mother allegedly shoved the religious medallion down her daughter’s throat and confessed to police, according to the Daily Mail.
The matriarch explained to officers she began suspecting her daughter was “possessed by the devil” Friday and the following day she punched her daughter several times and pushed a crucifix down her throat until she saw blood.
Arriving on the scene, police also discovered Juanita Gomez had bruises and swelling on her knuckles and arms. She admitted her daughter was fighting her attempts to remove Satan from her body, according to KOCO.
Police records show that after seeing her daughter die, the mother positioned her body to mimic the cross and began to wash her. Gomez’s daughter was pronounced dead at the scene. KTLA revealed that police documents state, "Blood was visible and she had suffered severe trauma around her head and face."
Juanita Gomez was taken into custody and appeared before a judge Monday afternoon. According to News 9, the woman spent her time complaining about the jail conditions and insisting she does not need a public defender because she already has a lawyer.
Friends and family of the victim gathered at her home placing candles, flowers and rosaries to honor her life. Gomez was charged with homicide and remains in jail on no bond.