The lead prosecutor in a murder trial involving testimony about Satan told jurors Tuesday the crime scene was like a “horror film.”
The victim, Geneva Gomez, 33, was found by her boyfriend — bloody, beaten and lying on the floor of her mother’s house, according to testimony Tuesday. A crucifix was on her chest.
“She didn’t look anything like the woman that he loved,” Assistant District Attorney Suzanne Lavenue said during her opening statement in Oklahoma County District Court. “It scared him almost to death.”
The mother, Juanita Martinez Gomez, now 51, told police she forced a crucifix and religious medallion down her daughter’s throat while attempting to ridher of Satan, according to investigators. Juanita Martinez Gomez, of Oklahoma City, is charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 27, 2016, killing.
Gomez has pleaded not guilty. Defense attorneys had given notice of plans to present an insanity defense at trial, but later chose not