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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

Trial begins for man accused of killing girlfriend’s abuser

ZACHARY – Opening statements began Monday in the Jace Crehan murder trial. He’s accused of the 2015 murder of Robert Noce, the man convicted of molesting his girlfriend.

“I want you to think about choices and I want you to think about consequences,” was the opening line for the prosecution.

Meanwhile, Crehan’s defense team compared his case to a modern-day Romeo and Juliet. Crehan and his lover, Brittany Monk, are both charged in Noce’s death, however she pleaded guilty to manslaughter, a lesser charge.

They’re accused of killing Noce and stuffing him inside a barrel.

Monk was repeatedly sexually abused as a child by Noce, according to the prosecution and court records. He was sentenced to five years probation for abusing Monk, one month before he was found dead, inside of a barrel at his home.

The defense argues that Crehan is taking the fall for Monk, calling her the provacateur. Monk pleaded guilty to

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Trial begins for man accused of killing girlfriend’s abuser – WBRZ.com

ZACHARY – Opening statements began Monday in the Jace Crehan murder trial. He’s accused of the 2015 murder of Robert Noce, the man convicted of molesting his girlfriend.

“I want you to think about choices and I want you to think about consequences,” was the opening line for the prosecution.

Meanwhile, Crehan’s defense team compared his case to a modern-day Romeo and Juliet. Crehan and his lover, Brittany Monk, are both charged in Noce’s death, however she pleaded guilty to manslaughter, a lesser charge.

They’re accused of killing Noce and stuffing him inside a barrel.

Monk was repeatedly sexually abused as a child by Noce, according to the prosecution and court records. He was sentenced to five years probation for abusing Monk, one month before he was found dead, inside of a barrel at his home.

The defense argues that Crehan is taking the fall for Monk, calling her the provacateur. Monk pleaded guilty to

Read more at: http://www.wbrz.com/news/trial-begins-for-man-accused-of-killing-girlfriend-s-abuser/

Capital murder trial continues in Brazos County – KBTX

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) – The second day of the capital murder trial of an East Texas man continued Thursday.

William Hudson is accused of killing six people at a campground in Anderson County, near Palestine on November 15, 2015.

News 3 is live blogging the trial from the courthouse every day.

Click here to read the LIVE BLOG.

On Thursday prosecutors continued to make their case for why they believe Hudson is the murderer.

The courtroom saw lots evidence of a bloody crime scene inside an Airstream trailer where Karl Johnson and his daughter Hannah were killed.

Some key testimony came from Texas Ranger Michael Adcock. He told the court that Hannah Johnson’s Toyota Sedan was found at William Hudson’s mother’s house after they arrived.

Prosecutors say the Johnsons and four others were murdered because Hudson believed his family should still own

Read more at: http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Capital-Murder-continues-into-day-2-in-Bryan-454743413.html

Capital murder trial continues in Brazos County

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) – The second day of the capital murder trial of an East Texas man continued Thursday.

William Hudson is accused of killing six people at a campground in Anderson County, near Palestine on November 15, 2015.

News 3 is live blogging the trial from the courthouse every day.

Click here to read the LIVE BLOG.

On Thursday prosecutors continued to make their case for why they believe Hudson is the murderer.

The courtroom saw lots evidence of a bloody crime scene inside an Airstream trailer where Karl Johnson and his daughter Hannah were killed.

Some key testimony came from Texas Ranger Michael Adcock. He told the court that Hannah Johnson’s Toyota Sedan was found at William Hudson’s mother’s house after they arrived.

Prosecutors say the Johnsons and four others were murdered because Hudson believed his family should still own

Read more at: http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Capital-Murder-continues-into-day-2-in-Bryan-454743413.html

Gruesome video of Twin Peaks aftermath shown during day 12 of trial

WACO – The grim reality of what happened at Twin Peaks during the biker shootout was made clear to the jury on Thursday as the trial for Bandido Jake Carrizal rolled into day 12. Prosecutors showed video from inside and outside the restaurant after the shooting ended and the crime scene was still fresh.

The video showed an empty restaurant with dead bodies sprawled out everywhere, and blood smeared all over the floor. Amber Richardson, City of Waco crime scene technician, walked through the Twin Peaks shooting video of the scene right after the deadly shootout. Everything from bloody bandanas to guns, brass knuckles, and multiple dead bodies. Richardson was called to Twin Peaks around 2:30 p.m. on May 17, 2015, and was assigned to the patio and interior area of the restaurant.

“Basically, I

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