Police were called to an apartment complex Wednesday morning on a report of a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, they found the dead body of 10-year-old Victoria MArtens.
According to police, the girl’s mother, 35-year-old Michelle Martens; Martens’ boyfriend, 31-year-old Fabian Gonzales; and 31-year-old Jessica Kelley, injected the girl with meth so they could sexually assault her.
According to the criminal complaint (WARNING: Very graphic), Gonzales drugged the girl so he could have sex with her. After Gonzalez choked the girl, Kelley held her hand over Victoria’s mouth and stabbed her in the stomach.
Once she was dead, the three tried to dispose of Victoria’s body by dismembering it and setting it on fire. When police arrived at the apartment, one officer found the girl’s body in a bathtub, rolled up in a blanket that had been set on fire.
“What happened to this little girl is horrific,” said Officer Tanner Tixier, a spokesman for the Albuquerque Police Department.
All three were arrested and facing multiple charges, including child abuse resulting in death, kidnapping, tampering with evidence and conspiracy. Gonzales and Kelley were also charged with criminal sexual penetration of a minor.
Police say Martens showed “absolutely no remorse,” when detectives questioned her about the death of her daughter.
“I can’t speak to what this mother was planning for her child other than the horrific events that happened to this child. I would find it hard to believe that she was planning a birthday party for this child,” Tixier said.
Gonzales told reporters that Kelley was the one who killed the girl, a statement Tixier said was “not the whole truth, but it’s not a lie.”
Kelley isn’t saying anything to anyone at the moment. She is currently in the hospital after she was injured trying to flee from police.
“What happened to this little girl is unspeakable,” said New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. “Justice should come down like a hammer on the monster who committed this murder.”
This morning there was a memorial of flowers, teddy bears, candles, butterflies and balloons set up outside the apartment.Tags: Crime, Drugs, Fabian Gonzales, Jessica Kelley, meth, Michelle Martens, Murder, New Mexico, Sexual Assault, Victoria Martens