Mum 'searched for men online to rape and kill her daughter' before her 'gruesome' death on 10th birthday
The mother of a 10-year-old girl found dead actively searched for men to rape her daughter, police in Albuquerque Police have revealed.
Michelle Martens, the girl’s 35-year-old mother, told investigators that she sought out men online dating websites and at her place of employment, the Albuquerque Journal reports. Police said that she willingly admit that she didn’t do it for money, she did it because she enjoyed watching.
“Michelle said ‘yeah’ when asked if she would agree with them over the internet or over the phone that they would come over and have sex with her children,” one investigator outlined in court documents.
One man she met online, Fabian Gonzales, 31, allegedly raped, killed and dismembered the young girl with the help of his cousin. The mother also admitted to giving her daughter methamphetamine to calm her down before Mr Gonzales raped and choked to death. However, Mr Gonzales denies the accusation.
Victoria Martens' dismembered remains were found in her family's apartment in Albuquerque by New Mexico police officers.
It is reported she had been injected with methamphetamine, sexually assaulted, strangled and stabbed before she was dismembered.
Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden Jr. said the murder was the "most gruesome act of evil I have ever seen".
Police said all three suspects in the case are being held in jail on a $1 million bond.