A woman from New Mexico is being charged for doing nothing to stop her boyfriend and his cousin from raping and decapitating her 10-year-old daughter.
Michelle Martens, 35, confessed to watching the murder of her daughter, Victoria, at the hands of her boyfriend Fabian Gonzales, 31, and his cousin, Jessica Kelley, on Aug. 23 — the day after the girl’s 10th birthday.
20 minutes after the killing, Michelle had intercourse with Gonzalez, according to recent police interviews.
Autopsy reports conclude Victoria was given meth, raped, strangled, stabbed and dismembered, reports KRQE.
Michelle originally claimed she and Gonzales had been assaulted by Kelley, a convicted rapist, and was unaware of what had happened to Victoria.
“Jessica comes into our bedroom and asks me if I believe in God,” said Michelle. “She kept hitting me, hitting me, hitting me, punching.”
Michelle said Kelley yelled, “You daughter’s dead!” as she ran from the scene.
But according to KTLA, the mother told investigators conflicting accounts of the story. She later claimed her daughter died after eating some meth she had found when left alone. Michelle said Gonzales and Kelley disposed of the girl’s body and threatened to kill her if she snitched on them.
Police deceived Michelle into believing Gonzales was confessing the truth in another room and got her to spill the real story.
The truth is that Michelle sat back and witnessed Gonzales and Kelley rape and murder Victoria while the little girl begged for mercy.
After Victoria died, the three acted as if nothing had happened.
Michelle also admitted to previously watching Gonzales and his cousin rape her daughter on more than three other occasions. She said her boyfriend had been abusing Victoria for a month while she was at work.
Michelle told police she let two other men have sex with Victoria six months before the murder.
“Michelle stated she watched this … happen for sexual gratification,” according to previously released court documents.
The 35-year-old mother had only been dating Gonzales for a month before Victoria’s death. She is being charged with kidnapping and child abuse resulting in death.
Gonzales and Kelley face the same charges as well as child rape.
Sources: KRQE, KTLA / Photo credit: KOAT via KTLA