Teen charged with stabbing, killing newborn daughter

EL PASO, Texas - An El Paso woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her own child and hiding the body inside a shed.

According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Erica Gomez, 17, gave birth to a baby girl inside her residence, wrapped her in a bathrobe and placed her inside a storage shed.

On Feb. 9, investigators were dispatched to the 13000 block of Frankie Ln. in Montana Vista for a welfare check of an infant child. They say discovered the infant’s body in a storage shed.

The investigation also showed that the infant suffered a stab wound and lacerations to her neck and body.

Gomez was arrested Friday for capital murder and is being held on a $800,000 bond. 


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