Watch KFOR Live Interactive Radar

Oklahoma mother officially charged with killing daughter with crucifix

Juanita Gomez, Oklahoma County Jail

Juanita Gomez, Oklahoma County Jail

OKLAHOMA CITY –  A woman accused of brutally killing her own daughter has been officially charged with the crime.

Last month, 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 was pronounced dead at the scene.

Juanita, Geneva’s mother, told investigators Geneva “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.”

On Sept. 6, the Oklahoma County District Attorney officially filed one count of first-degree murder against Gomez.