Erica Gomez has been named as the 17-year-old Texas girl who repeatedly stabbed her newborn just minutes after giving birth. The girl then dumped the baby’s body at a neighbor’s home and went to sleep, police said.
Gomez of El Paso faces capital murder charges for the Feb. 9 killing.
According to court documents, Gomez admitted to giving birth in her bathroom, wrapping the baby in a bathrobe, and putting the body in a shed at her neighbor’s house. She then went back inside her home and fell asleep.
“I cannot understand what she was thinking or feeling,” said Erica Martinez, who told KFOX she was Gomez’s confirmation teacher. source
Gomez didn’t tell anyone because she was scared, according to police.
While she was sleeping, Gomez’s mother noticed she was bleeding and took her to the hospital. Doctors at the hospital told Gomez she had a miscarriage.
The baby had been stabbed nine times – three times on the neck, once on the side and five times in the back.
Gomez was arrested on Feb. 23. She is being held at El Paso County jail on $800,000 bond.