Mum who killed daughter with crucifix gets life sentence upheld

A woman has been handed a life sentence for killing her daughter by shoving a crucifix and gold medallion down her throat.

Juanita Gomez, 52, was sentenced after the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeal upheld a first-degree murder conviction against her, ABC News US reported.

Police found 33-year-old Geneva Gomez’s body with her arms spread out and with a crucifix on her chest.

The mother was convicted in 2016 for forcing the items down her daughter’s throat believing she had been possessed by the devil.

Juanita Martinez Gomez was convicted of killing her 33-year-old daughter by forcing a crucifix and medallion down her throat because she believed the woman was possessed by the devil. Source: AAP

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