Texas Teen Accused of Killing Her Newborn as Child Found Dead With Stab Wounds in Shed

EL PASO, Texas — A Texas teenager has been arrested and charged with capital murder after her newborn baby was found in a storage shed with multiple stab wounds.

Erica Gomez, 17, of El Paso was taken into custody on Friday following an investigation into the death of her newborn daughter.

According to reports, Gomez gave birth at home on the morning on Feb. 9, and then wrapped the baby inside of a bathrobe and placed her in a neighbor’s storage shed. She walked away and went back to sleep in her bedroom.

As she was sleeping, Gomez’ mother noticed that she was bleeding and took her to the hospital. Doctors determined that the teenager had a miscarriage. According to police documents, Gomez did not tell the hospital or her parents the truth that she had given birth because she was afraid.

However, hours later, a teenage boy who lived next door found the deceased baby inside of the shed and brought the infant inside. The neighbors then called the police, who determined that the child had been dead for approximately 12 hours.

Further investigation revealed that Gomez’ daughter had numerous stab wounds, nine in all, on her neck, back and side. The El Paso County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the cause of death was homicidal violence.

The teen was subsequently arrested on Friday and transported to the El Paso County Jail, where she remains on $800,000 bail. Gomez is facing a charge of capital murder.

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As previously reported, in an introductory lecture to his course on obstetrics in 1854, Philadelphia doctor Hugh Lennox Hodge lamented that even the mothers of his day were lacking of natural affection toward their own children and sought out means to kill them.

“They seem not to realize that the being within them is indeed animate, that is, in verity, a human being—body and spirit—that it is of importance, that its value is inestimable, having reference to this world and the next,” he said. “They act with as much indifference as if the living, intelligent, immortal existence lodged within their organs were of no more value than the bread eaten, or the common excretions of the system.”

“We can bear testimony that in some instances, the woman who has been well educated, who occupies high stations in society, whose influence over others is great, and whose character has not been impugned, will deliberately resort to any and every measure which may effectively destroy her unborn offspring,” Hodge sorrowed.

“[S]he recklessly and boldly adopts measures, however severe and dangerous, for the accomplishment of her unnatural, her guilty purpose … that she may be delivered of [a child] for which she has no desire, and whose birth and appearance she dreads.”


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  • Karen Naylor

    IT SHOULD SURPRISE NO ONE IN AMERICA OR THE WORLD THAT WOMAN CAN KILL THEIR CHILDREN SO COMPLETELY AND WITH NO REMORSE. THEY ARE TOLD THEY HAVE THE POWER TO MURDER BECAUSE THE CHILD IS IN THEIR BODY. MURDER IS ILLGAL IN ALL THE WORLD BUT THESE YOUNG WOMEN ARE TOLD THAT MURDER EMPOWERS THEM. EVEN DOCTOR ARE SHOWN PICTURES OF HUMAN BABIES LOOKING LIKE FISH IN THE WOMB AT THE BEGINNING WHEN THEY ARE HUMAN FROM THE MOMENT THE SEED AND EGG MEET. MANY A DOCTOR IN MED SCHOOL IS SURPRISED TO DISCOVER THAT A BABY LOOKS HUMAN. OUR DAUGHTERS ARE TAUGHT THAT MURDER IS BETTER THAN BIRTH CONTROL BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT MADE TO THINK ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL FIRST OR THAT ABORTION IS TAKING A LIFE. IT IS AN UNWANTED OBJECT IN THEIR BODY NOT TAUGHT THAT IT IS A PART OF THEM, A RESPONSIBILITY OR A BLESSING OR A MIRACLE OF LIFE THEY ARE CREATING. THEY ARE NOT TAUGHT THAT SEX IS A SPECIAL BOND OF LOVE AND THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING. THEY ARE NOT TAUGHT THAT SEX SHOULD BE AFTER MARRIAGE AND WITH THE THOUGHT OF HAVING CHILDREN TO BLESS THEIR MARRIAGE UNION. THE HUMAN MIRACLE OF GIVING BIRTH IS LAID ON COLD STEEL WITH THE BLOODLY PARTS OF A CHILD THAT SOLD, USED FOR FOR EXPERIMENTS, AND KEEP ALIVE TO SELLL THE ORGANS.

  • robert boe

    All it would take would be ten minutes out of a school day now and again to teach kids how they can turn safely in a newly born child to a hospital, fire house, church ,or even a stranger or neighbor. It may not have helped here but it may have helped or can help another teen girl and baby .

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