There is a truly horrific case out of Texas where a mom allegedly supplied booze and pills to her son so that he could sleep with his date to a Aldine MacArthur High School prom held at the Hyatt Regency in North Houston. Eddie Herrera, 18, ended up killing Jacqueline “Jackie” Gomez, 17, in what he claims was consensual rough sex. His mother, Michelle Martinez, 40, is not only accused of lying to Gomez’s mother about her whereabouts but helped clean the room before reporting the death. Herrera was just found guilty of choking Gomez to death. He received 25 years for aggravated assault. However, it is the role of Martinez that I find most shocking.
Martinez bought booze, supplied the painkillers, and reserved the hotel room for her son. She also told Gomez’s mother that the couple would be coming straight home after the prom. The couple clearly planned to skip the prom and spend the night in the hotel room. They had dinner with other couples and then went up to the room and Martinez rented for them.
The Gomez finally sued Martinez and Gomez’s mother, Juana “Annie” Barron said that Martinez “agreed to chaperone Jacqueline and they agreed to bring Jacqueline home as soon as the prom ended.” Instead, she bought the couple two handles of Crown Royal Canadian whiskey and gave he son 10 hydrocodone pills and five pills to Gomez. When Martinez did not drop off Gomez as promised, Barron called Martinez and said that Martinez lied told her “she was taking Jacqueline and Herrera for dinner.”
Herrera covered up the crime for months. When Gomez died after being choked during sex, Herrera called his mother rather than paramedics. For two hours, the mother and son cleaned up the room to get rid of the drugs and booze — never calling an ambulance. Two hours later, they asked a Hyatt staffer to call for help. Martinez is also accused of putting Gomez’s dress back on.
What do you think she would receive if found guilty.