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Prosecutor in murder trial tells jury the crime scene was like a ‘horror film’

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

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Prosecutor in murder trial tells jury the crime scene was like a ‘horror …

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

Read more at: http://newsok.com/prosecutor-in-murder-trial-tells-jury-the-crime-scene-was-like-a-horror-film/article/5578978

2 men confessed to murder. Their DNA tells another story.

They said they did it.

Eric Kelley signed a confession saying he stabbed the Paterson video store clerk during a 1993 robbery.

Ralph Lee signed one, too, admitting he beat the clerk with a car radio as the clerk struggled with Kelley.

The two young black men said in their confessions they left the store with a handful of cash and some electronics, which they pawned for drug money as their victim lay dying. During the robbery, they said, a white accomplice kept watch outside.

A prosecutor later dubbed the trio the “rainbow coalition of evil.”

Their alleged accomplice, who denied everything, was acquitted. There was no physical evidence connecting any of the three to the scene, and Kelley and Lee quickly recanted their confessions, claiming they made them up under pressure from police.

Two juries found them guilty anyway.

After all, who would confess to a crime they didn’t commit?

The Innocence Project, which has taken up

Read more at: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/08/two_nj_men_confessed_to_murder_can_dna_set_them_fr.html