Mom Charged With Slashing Her Two Daughters' Throats

A mother accused of fatally slashing her two daughters' throats inside their Los Angeles home has been charged with two counts of murder.

Antonia Gomez was also charged Wednesday with the special circumstance of multiple murders, making her eligible for the death penalty if convicted.

Prosecutors alleged Gomez stabbed her 11-year-old daughter Edith Moreno and her 17-year-old sister Diana Moreno on Sept. 2 before cutting her own arms.

Relatives told the Los Angeles Times the 37-year-old mother recently lost her job, could not make mortgage payments on her Sun Valley home, and had been hospitalized for stress.

Gomez also has a 14-year-old daughter who was not at the home at the time of the killings.

Bail was denied and Gomez' arraignment was reset for Sept. 17.


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  • by Kelly Location: LaGrange on Sep 16, 2009 at 06:23 PM
    What is up with mother's killing their children??? A mother is a child's first line of defense against evil such as this.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 14, 2009 at 01:17 PM
    WITN sometimes you let people put anything up here. What is the point of you all approving some things aren't meant to be said no matter how bad of a crime that person did.
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Sep 14, 2009 at 08:28 AM
    So you didn't like my last comment WITN? I still say I hope she goes to Hades with gasoline pants on!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Kristin on Sep 14, 2009 at 07:20 AM
    Why not post my comment from earlier? Do you not agree that she is a worthless piece of crap??
  • by The Pirate Lady Location: Grimesland on Sep 14, 2009 at 06:57 AM
    Absolutely horrible!
  • by Kristin Location: Washington on Sep 14, 2009 at 05:17 AM
    I hope this piece of crap rots in h*** for the rest of eternity. What a horrible thing for someone to do to their own children! God bless those children who lost their life and even the 14 year who lived. She will be scarred for life.
  • by Matt Location: NC on Sep 13, 2009 at 08:34 PM
    If there ever was a time to use the death penalty it is right here and right now for this person. She's such a failure she couldn't even kill herself.
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