A 17-year-old Texas girl repeatedly stabbed her newborn just minutes after it was born. She then dumped the body at a neighbor’s home and went to sleep. Erica Gomez of El Paso faces capital murder charges for the Feb. 9 killing.
Gomez admitted to giving birth in her bathroom, wrapping the baby in a bathrobe, and putting it in a shed at her neighbor’s house before going back home to sleep. According to police, Gomez didn’t tell anyone because she was scared. The girls mother noticed she was bleeding and took her to the hospital. Doctors at the hospital told Gomez she had a miscarriage.
The newborn’s body was found by a 13-year-old neighbor who entered his shed and made the grisly discovery. Police determined the baby had been left in the shed for 12 hours.
The baby had been stabbed nine times – three times on the neck, once on the side and five times in the back according to Forensic Examiner Doctor Janice Diaz.
Gomez is being held at El Paso County jail on $800,000 bond.