Report: Mother Who Arranged Rape, Murder of Daughter Watched Attack Then Had Sex with Killer

mother Michelle and daughter Victoria Martens

More details have emerged in the case of a New Mexico mother who is accused of arranging the rape, murder, and dismemberment of her own ten-year-old daughter. New reports say the woman not only sat back and watched the attack and murder but then had sex with the attacker 20 minutes after her daughter died.

In August, police in New Mexico discovered the burning body of ten-year-old Victoria Martens in an Albuquerque apartment building. An investigation showed that the child had been dosed with meth, viciously raped, then stabbed to death and dismembered.

Shockingly, police accused the child’s mother, Michelle Martens, 35, of arranging for her boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, 31, to rape her child. Police also accused Martens of helping to stab the child to death and dismembering her. Gonzales’s cousin, Jessica Kelley, 31, was also arrested for participating in the horrific crime.

Now new details from the investigation obtained by KRQE News 13 reveal that police think Martens sat back and watched her own daughter’s death and then had sex with the child’s killer.

One hundred pages of police records show that Martens initially tried to tell police that her boyfriend’s cousin attacked them in the middle of the night and she was the one who killed the little girl.

Then her story began to change. Martens later admitted that Gonzales had been sexually abusing the 10-year-old Victoria for up to a month before the murder.

But ultimately the records show Martens gave up her claims of being a victim and admitted she had allowed several men to have sex with the child and named at least two men who did so. Worse, according to KTLA, Martens admitted she watched the murder and even had sex with Gonzales after her child was dead.

Each suspect is being held on a one million dollar bond and will face trials early next year.

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