10-Year-Old Murdered By Step-Father On Her Birthday Had STD
An investigation into the death of a 10-year-old girl has revealed a horrifying history of abuses by her step-father, with an autopsy confirming that the child had contracted an STD before she died.
Victoria Martens, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, was murdered the day after her 10th birthday by 32-year-old Fabian Gonzales and his cousin Jessica Kelly.
According to police reports, Victoria's body was then dismembered, wrapped in a blanket and set on fire.
However the discovery of human papillomavirus (HPV) confirms that the little girl was sexually abused before her death; in fact, the child's mother Michelle Martens admitted to investigators that she had repeatedly watched her boyfriend when he raped the then-nine-year-old.
The autopsy also found alcohol in Victoria's system.
Both Gonzales and Kelly now face charges of kidnapping and child abuse resulting in death, with the former also looking at charges of child rape.
Kelly has already been charged with kidnapping, child abuse resulting in death and child rape.