Police: Mother forced crucifix down daughter’s throat, believed she was possessed

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities have released disturbing new details in the brutal killing of an Oklahoma woman over the weekend.

On Monday, Juanita Gomez, 49, was arrested on one count of murder related to the death of her daughter.

On Aug. 27, officers were called to a home in the 1500 block of N. McKinley Ave. after callers asked officers to check on the welfare of a woman inside the house.

According to court documents, officers arrived at the home and found 33-year-old Geneva Gomez lying on the floor with a large crucifix on her chest.

"Blood was visible and she had suffered severe trauma around her head and face," the documents state.

Geneva Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Juanita Gomez, Geneva's mother, told investigators that Geneva "was possessed by the devil." Investigators also reportedly noticed that she had bruises and swelling around her knuckles.

During an interview with police, Juanita Gomez allegedly admitted to believing her daughter was possessed by the devil.

Court documents claim she admitted to punching Geneva repeatedly "and forced a crucifix and religious medallion down her throat until blood came out of her daughter's mouth. Juanita saw her daughter die and then placed her body in the shape of a cross."

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