An Oklahoma woman was found guilty of first-degree murder after she forced a crucifix and medallion down her daughter’s throat.
The jury recommended Juanita Gomez, 51, receive a sentence of life in prison without parole, according to The Washington Post.
Juanita killed her 33-year-old daughter Geneva Gomez in 2016.
While performing a welfare check in Oklahoma City, police discovered the bludgeoned body of Geneva, a police spokesperson told PEOPLE at the time.
According to investigators, Geneva’s remains were allegedly covered in blood, and there was a large crucifix lying across her chest.
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Her face was also bruised and swollen, the spokesperson said.
Juanita told investigators she had punched her daughter repeatedly before shoving the crucifix and a religious medallion into her throat.