Mother admits watching boyfriend, cousin torture and kill year-old girl By: Oct 08, Michelle Martens told police two stories that both made her out to be innocent before police finally get her to crack.
The details are disturbing. She said she had no idea what had happened to Victoria. Detectives didn't buy it and told Martens that her boyfriend was telling police everything in another room, but he wasn't. She claimed she and Gonzales left Victoria at home with Kelley, a convicted rapist, who'd been staying with them for a week. She stated that Victoria had taken meth left on the table and died, so Gonzales and Kelley decided to try and dispose of the body.
She also said that the two threatened to kill her. After hours of being questioned, Martens broke. She told detectives she watched Gonzales and Kelley sexually assault Victoria at least three times in the days before the murder. She also said she suspected Gonzales had been sexually assaulting her daughter for a month while she was at work. One detective asks, "This time she died and you weren't ready for the type of animals these people were?
She admitted to letting two other men have sex with her daughter over the past six months. She named both the men. Albuquerque police will not say if those two men have been questioned. Transcripts show APD also talked to Gonzales, an interview lasting for about 8 hours. At first, his story was similar to Martens' initial story, claiming he was a victim. At one point, he asks if Martens can come to the same room so they can tell the story together.
Hours later, he claimed he did see the gruesome scene as his cousin tried to get rid of the body and said he was forced to clean up afterwards. He blamed Kelley for killing and sexually assault the year-old.
Kelley asked for a lawyer. She did have questions for police though, asking them about what evidence they had linking her to the murder and asking if it was proven.