Mom guilty of murder after forcing crucifix down daughter's throat

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In 2016 he had come to the North McKinley Avenue house in Oklahoma City to try to win her back two days after they broke up. A large crucifix had been placed on her chest. "Like that's not my girl, you know?"

It took Oklahoma County jurors only 20 minutes to convict Juanita Martinez Gomez, 51, in the fatal beating of Geneva Gomez, 33.

The Associated Press reports that fifty-one-year-old Juanita Gomez was found guilty of first-degree murder for fatally shoving a crucifix and medallion down her daughter's throat. The jury then chose life in prison without the possibility of parole as punishment.

On Tuesday, Merlos testified that, after seeing Geneva Gomez's body, Juanita Gomez put him in a headlock as he tried to leave and mumbled about the "devil" and "money", according to the Oklahoman. Emergency responders pronounced Geneva Gomez dead on the scene.

Court documents indicate Juanita Gomez told police she forced a crucifix down her daughter's throat and watched her die. "(The Oklahoma City Police Department) did an incredible job of investigating the case".

Gomez pleaded not guilty. However, a psychologist declared her competent enough to stand trial and added that Gomez was "was grossly feigning memory problems to appear incompetent".