A New Mexico mother reportedly allowed men to rape her 10-year-old daughter, who was ultimately found dead, in exchange for the opportunity to watch it happen.
Michelle Martens was arrested after the death of her daughter Victoria, who was killed after being raped by her boyfriend Fabian Gonzales. Martens’ version of the incident that unfolded on August 24, 2016, stated that she and Gonzales rushed to a neighbor for help after his cousin, Jessica Kelley, beat them with an iron. When they escaped their apartment, they left Victoria alone with Kelley.
After police discovered the 10-year-old’s body, Martens claimed that Kelley and Gonzales killed her by stabbing her and cutting her arms. Court documents stated that Martens had sex with Gonzales just 20 minutes after her daughter was raped and murdered.
Martens ultimately admitted to allowing a number of men to rape her daughter while she watched, and even took pictures and videos. Gonzales reportedly raped the girls every day for a month prior to the murder, KOB4 reported. The girl was also given crystal meth, according to Martens, in order to calm her down.
Martens is set to be the first of all three defendants to face trial for the girl’s rape and murder, with her trial set for July of 2018. Second Judicial District Judge Charles Brown set a deadline for plea deals, but defense attorney Gary Mitchell said he didn’t expect anyone to take plea a deal.
“State’s not going to make any offer that’s reasonable, and we’re not going to accept anything unreasonable,” Mitchell told the Albuquerque Journal. “I don’t see any chance of resolving this case.”
Many readers called for all three individuals to be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
“There has to be a special place deep in the bowels of HELL for these people. Put them in general population and spread the word of what these vicious animals did to this child. Especially the one that gave birth to her and I won’t call her a mother because a real mother would have died protecting her child. This woman deserves the worst kind of death a very slow and painful one,” one Mad World News reader commented on the site’s Facebook page.
“The little girl was probably terrified to say anything to anyone. That poor child. The sick, twisted mother and her boyfriend and the other monster that was there all need to feel some pain in prison. Damn meth heads!” another wrote.
” Can’t even believe what I just read. Has the world gone crazy. That poor child wish she had told someone. That’s the devil at work. Hope they get the death penalty. Nothing else would fit the crime. Before they take them down to death row let them spend a few weeks out in public population. Then be sure everyone knows what they did. Karma will take care of them,” another added.
Sources: Albuquerque Journal, KOB4, Mad World News/Facebook / Featured Image: Eli Christman/Flickr / Embedded Images: Mad World News