I am not one to dispute the existence of Angels and Demons, but when I see stories such as this, I am compelled to believe these crimes are a melding of religious doctrination and mental illness.
Juanita Gomez, was so convinced that her adult daughter, Geneva Gomez, was possessed by the devil, that she proceeded to stuff a crucifix down her throat. Thusly, killing her daughter.
Apparently a fight ensued where the older Gomez beat the younger (33 years of age) into submission and forced the crucifix down her throat. The mother watched her dauggter die and then posed the body in the sign of the cross.
This is not an isolated incident as a couple of years a family attempted an exorcism…in their van…In a Walmart parking lot (because where else would you hold an exorcisn?)
My thoughts and prayers (because praying is a more amiable spiritual committment to another human being) are with the family.