A woman has admitted murdering her own daughter by shoving a crucifix down her throat because she thought she was possessed.
50-year-old Juanita Gomez allegedly told police she forced a crucifix and religious medallion down her daughter Geneva’s throat, reports the Daily Mail.
According to News9, she confessed to police who had come to visit her home in Oklahoma City for a welfare check.
Officers noticed Gomez had bruises and swelling on her hands and arms, and when questioned, she reportedly told them she began suspecting her daughter was ‘possessed by the devil’ the day before.
She allegedly went on to confess that she had pushed the religious medallion down her 33-year-old daughter’s throat until she saw blood come out.
According to the police report, the mother then said she placed her daughter’s body in the position of the cross and washed her.
On examining the body, police discovered a large cross had been placed on top of Geneva’s body and she had suffered major trauma to her face and neck.
Police say Juanita also admitted punching her daughter several times, saying the bruises on her hands were from trying to ‘rid Satan from her daughter’s body’.
She has been charged with homicide and has been remanded in custody with no chance of bail.