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Okla. Mom Who Murdered Daughter by Shoving Crucifix Down Throat in Attempted Exorcism Gets Life

An Oklahoma woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing her daughter by forcing a crucifix and a medallion down her daughter’s throat because she thought she was possessed by Satan, PEOPLE confirms.

Juanita Gomez, 51, was sentenced on Monday for her first-degree murder conviction in the death of her 33-year-old daughter Geneva Gomez in 2016, court records show.

The judge handed down the Oklahoma County jury’s recommended sentence of life in prison without parole, according to The Washington Post.

Gomez answered the judge’s questions quietly but declined to make any statements about the case, according to the Tulsa World. Her attorney says Gomez plans to appeal, the outlet reports.

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Police discovered Geneva’s brutally beaten body during a welfare check in Oklahoma City, a police spokesperson told PEOPLE at the time.

She was found covered in blood, with her arms spread out and a large crucifix lying across her chest, investigators said.

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Her face was bruised and swollen, the spokesperson said.

Juanita told investigators she had punched her daughter repeatedly before shoving the crucifix and a religious medallion down her throat.

She told police she attacked her daughter because she believed she was possessed, and that she believed the crucifix and medallion would help “rid Satan” from her body.

After watching her die, she said she tried cleaning her daughter’s body and positioned her in the shape of a cross.

Calls for comment from the district attorney and from Gomez’s attorney were not immediately returned.

Kim Zolciak-Biermann Shares Topless Vacation Photos with Husband Kroy — and Her Daughter Reacts!

When Kim Zolciak-Biermann goes on vacation, sometimes that includes going on a vacation from clothes – or bikini tops at least.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 39, shared photos from her trip with husband Kroy on Instagram Monday, wearing just a pair of animal print bikini bottoms. “Day 1 of our getaway I would go to the end of this earth for you my love, my best friend, my strength, my heart, and my world,” Zolciak-Biermann captioned her two photos.

Though the mother of six received several comments, one specific reaction had fans and followers in hysterics. “Where is ur top?” Zolciak-Biermann’s second eldest child, 16-year-old daughter Ariana wrote in the comments section.

“@arianabiermann it’s on you can’t see it?” the Don’t Be Tardy star responded.

RELATED: Kim Zolciak-Biermann Shares Makeup-Free — and Wig-Free — Selfie: “I Feel Beautiful’

While Zolciak-Biermann enjoys traveling with Kroy and her family, it appears she prefers not to the same with her Bravo costars.

On the latest RHOA episode, most all the Housewives hopped on a flight to Barcelona for season 10’s big girls trip.

Zolciak-Biermann told the ladies that she wasn’t going to travel to Spain without her husband due to the mini-stroke she had in September 2015, which led to her hospitalization and, eventually, heart surgery after doctors discovered an existing genetic condition that required treatment.

RELATED: Ariana Biermann, 16, Celebrates 4 Months of Dating Her ‘Love’ — and Mom Kim Zolciak Approves!

“Less than two years ago, I had a stroke coming from L.A. which is a four-hour flight. Going to Barcelona, which is a 10-hour flight, does make me nervous,” she said. “I know that my husband would make sure I’m okay. He knows why signs to look for…  It makes me very uneasy.”

Adding, “I don’t know why it’s an issue to bring Kroy. He’s my husband. I don’t understand what the problem is.”

Meanwhile, Zolciak-Biermann’s topless picture comes a couple days after she shared a makeup and wig-free selfie. “I feel beautiful with no makeup and no wig and I feel beautiful with makeup and a wig,” she wrote in the photo’s caption. “I love being a woman, dressing up, and I also love running around in my La Perla pajamas bottoms (that are old as s— — I wear them every day) and my bathrobe.”

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Kylie Jenner Steps Out for the First Time Since Welcoming Daughter Stormi

First-time mom Kylie Jenner may not want to do anything except “hold her baby,” but she left little Stormi at home over the weekend for her first public outing since giving birth.

The 20-year-old makeup mogul, who welcomed her daughter on Feb. 1 with boyfriend Travis Scott, was seen on Saturday with BFF Jordyn Woods in Los Angeles. The pals were photographed getting out of a black SUV.

Jenner was wearing black bicycle shorts and black top, covered by a beige jacket. Jenner also wore a fanny pack around her waist and a pair of sneakers.

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After months of staying out of the public spotlight, Jenner finally addressed her pregnancy and announced her baby girl’s arrival on Feb. 4 in a statement on Twitter and Instagram, as well as a video, titled “To Our Daughter” and shared on YouTube.

News that Jenner and rapper boyfriend Scott were expecting a baby was first confirmed by PEOPLE in September. The new parents have been dating since April 2017.

Jenner shared the first mother-daughter photo on Tuesday, showing her child holding her finger with the simple caption, “Stormi” and an angel emoji.

Later she updated the post with Stormi’s last name: Webster, taken from the 25-year-old rapper’s birth name, Jacques Webster. Stormi weighed in at 8 lbs., 9 oz., and arrived at 4:43 p.m. local time.

RELATED VIDEO: Selfies! Workouts! Modeling?! 5 Lessons Baby Stormi Can Learn From the Kar-Jenner Clan

A source told PEOPLE that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star loves being a mom and is “still over the moon” about it.

“All she talks about is her baby girl,” the insider said. “She is surrounded by her and Travis’ family. Everyone is pitching in and helping Kylie so she can do things like shower. But all she wants to do is hold her baby.”

PEOPLE also learned that the new parents are not not officially living together.

“He has his own place,” a source said. “They are co-parenting though, and things are going great. They are together and happy.”

“They’re not in rush,” added the insider of the duo’s plans to walk down the aisle anytime soon. “They’re just enjoying their little family.”

Sibling Love: Pink's Daughter Willow and Son Jameson Cuddle Up on the Playground

Family playtime!

On Saturday, Pink posted a photo of her 6½-year-old daughter Willow Sage and her 13-month-old son Jameson Moon sharing a sweet sibling moment on the playground.

In the snap, the children were both all smiles as Willow gave her brother a hug around the waist and helped him reach the monkey bars.

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Choosing to let the precious moment speak for itself, the 38-year-old singer shared the photo without a caption.

RELATED VIDEO: Pink Breastfeeds Her Son While Exercising: ‘Hiking Makes Us Thirsty!’

Just one week ago, the “What About Us” singer relied on her son to help her get into the Super Bowl spirit as she performed “The Star Spangled Banner” despite being sick with the flu.

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“Wait, Eagles are gonna win by HOW MUCH?!?!” Pink captioned the shot that showed the singer holding a football while making a silly face at her young son, who was adorably decked out in an Eagles sweatsuit.

The 38-year-old singer had previously revealed that her children were to blame for her flu diagnosis.

“I’ve been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song. And now, my chance has finally come. And it just so happens that this chance comes when I have two small Petri dish kids who literally cough INTO MY MOUTH and rub their snot on my cheek. You can’t write this stuff I swear!” she wrote on social media at the time.

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Still, Pink made it clear she wasn’t holding a grudge against her adorable, albeit germ-ridden offsprings.

“As far as the gremlins that got me into this mess, you can cough at me for the rest of your lives,” she said. “If it’s a contest, babies, you win. #spreadthelove #spreadthegerms #pleasegivememyvoiceback #ificansingimgonnakillit.”

Following her performance, Corey Hart quickly penned a heartfelt message to his wife, praising her for her strength and talent.

I am beyond proud of this woman. The roller coaster that she went through this last week with getting sick and losing her voice would have broke any ordinary person,” the former freestyle motocross competitor wrote alongside a picture of his wife and their daughter.

Continuing, he added, “Oh and sang live by the way. She is the hardest working in show business and I couldn’t be more proud of her.”

Serena Williams' 5-Month-Old Daughter Alexis Olympia Cheers On Her Mom at Fed Cup

Serena Williams had a very special guest cheering her on at the Fed Cup on Saturday: 5-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia.

The 36-year-old tennis champ shared a video from the tennis court to her Instagram Stories, showing husband Alexis Ohanian holding their adorable child from their courtside seats.

Alexis appeared happy at the match, wearing a pink and white headband with an oversized pink flower.

It was a special occasion for Williams, as she was making her competitive return to tennis at the Fed Cup after giving birth to Alexis in September.

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RELATED: Prepare to ‘Aww’: Inside the Cuddly Life of Serena Williams’ Daughter, Alexis Olympia

In January, Williams was supposed to return to the Australian Open —which she won last year when she was about eight weeks pregnant— but withdrew from the competition in September after playing (and losing) her first post-maternity match.

“After performing in my first match after giving birth I realized that although I am super close I’m not where I personally want to be,” Williams wrote on Snapchat, referencing her Dec. 30 defeat. “My coach and team always said ‘Only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way.’ With that being said I am disappointed to say I’ve decided not to compete in The Australian Open this year.

“However, the memory of last year’s Open is one that I will carry with me and Olympia and I look forward to coming back again. I appreciate the support and understanding of my fans and everyone at the Australian Open,” she concluded.

Williams’ friend Caroline Wozniacki went on to win won the Australian Open and became the new world No. 1.

The Fed Cup will have Williams playing in the first-round matches against the Netherlands in Asheville, North Carolina, on Saturday and Sunday.

And helping her defend the country’s Fed Cup championship is her sister Venus Williams. It will be the first time in two years that either Williams sister has been on the team.

RELATED VIDEO: Serena Williams’ Daughter Adorably Passes Out in Her Father Alexis Ohanian’s Arms

Meanwhile, last week, Alexis Olympia got a tennis racquet of her very own — Williams sharing a shot of her daughter holding a tiny Wilson tennis racquet (The 23-time Grand Slam champion’s roster of sponsors includes Wilson Sporting Goods Co.).

“Olympia Ohanian, at match point, championship point, even without her shoes she’s hard to beat. Serving now For her 12th Wimbledon title. 3 more than her mum Serena. @wilsontennis @olympiaohanian,” the mother of one captioned the picture of her infant, predicting the tot’s tennis future.

The photo also marks Alexis Olympia’s first tennis-themed photo on social media since her Sept. 1 birth.

Julianne Moore Brings 15-Year-Old Lookalike Daughter as Her Date to New York Fashion Week

It’s a family affair!

Julianne Moore was all smiles as she posed with her lookalike daughter Liv Freundlich at the Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2018 fashion show at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.

The 57-year-old Oscar winner looked chic in an all-black outfit, which she accessorized with a bold orange clutch — while her 15-year-old daughter opted for a white-and-black dress covered in an understated butterfly pattern, which she paired with black high heels.

In addition to Liv, Moore and her husband Bart Freundlich are also parents to 20-year-old son Caleb.

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The mother-daughter pair were also spotted posing with Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier and actress Salma Hayek Pinault at the New York Fashion Week event.

A love of style is clearly something the mother-daughter pair have in common because this isn’t their first time sharing a family fashion show outing.

The Still Alice actress brought her daughter along with her to fashion week in 2016, where the pair were spotted sitting in the front row of a Ralph Lauren show.

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Despite having a famous parents, Moore has previously said that her kids are very down to earth.

“They live a regular life. I make breakfast for them, my husband drives them to school and we all go to basketball games,” she told Australia’s Daily Telegraph in 2016. “Both my kids play a lot of basketball – my son’s a really, really good player.”

She added: “We have family vacations. We’re involved in their lives and they don’t have jobs. I don’t think it’s a good thing for kids to work.”

'Cousin Love!' Rob Kardashian Shows Daughter Dream Giving Big Cousin North a Sweet Hug

Dream Kardashian loves her big cousin North West!

On Saturday, Rob Kardashian — who shares his 1-year-old daughter with ex Blac Chyna — shared a series of photos of Dream hugging North, 4.

Each dressed in their pajamas — with Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West‘s oldest wearing a cream-colored fluffy robe and matching slippers —the two girls looked cute as can be.

“Awwww GOOD Morning 😇,” Kardashian captioned the first shot. “Cousin love 💕 North & Dream 😍😍.”

He tweeted as second pic, which showed Dream holding North even closer, with a simple message: “Awwww.”

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The youngest Kardashian has been keeping a low media profile in the wake of his explosive social media tirade against his ex-fiancée and mother of his child this past summer.

While he doesn’t frequently post photos of himself, he does share photos or clips of Dream.

The last time his followers caught up with him was in mid-January when he shared videos of his daughter during some bonding time as she sucked on her purple bottle and moved to the dance music playing in the background.

He added some kiss emojis emanating from Dream’s head like a halo.

Sharing the video on Twitter, Kardashian captioned the precious moment with two angel-face emojis.

RELATED VIDEO: Rob Kardashian Shares Fun Afternoon With Daughter Dream

“He only cares about and loves spending time with her, but that’s about it,” an insider told PEOPLE in December. “He doesn’t seem excited about anything else.”

On Jan. 1, Kardashian denied the assault claims brought against him by Chyna who accused him of physical abuse in April.

Hoda Kotb's Daughter Haley Joy Helps Her Pack for the Winter Olympics in This Adorable Video

Hoda Kotb is packing for the Winter Olympics — and she’s getting some help from a very special person.

The Today co-anchor shared a sweet video of her almost 1-year-old daughter Haley Joy, who helped her mom pack luggage for the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The little girl had a head full of dark hair and wore a pink top that read, “Best Little Sis,” although Kotb clarified the shirt in the caption.

❤👶🏼. Thx to @jennabhager for the awesome hand-me-down poppy top!!!! Xxx,” Kotb wrote.

Before posting the video, Kotb shared a post on Instagram with the caption, “Happy Friday xoxo.” The post read, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying Goodbye so hard,” from Winnie the Pooh.

In January, the mother of one opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about the moment she became a mother.

Kotb said her new journey began with a simple text, reading, “Call me.”

 

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“I stopped for a minute. I looked at the clock and I wrote down 11:54 a.m. I knew that was the minute it was changing. I just felt it,” she told the host. “And I dialed the number, and answered the phone and she said, ‘She’s here.’”

RELATED VIDEO: Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie Open Up About Balancing Family with Today

Getting emotional, Kotb said, “I would take my worst day, the day when everything’s falling apart since Haley, over my favorite day before. She changed everything.”

She also revealed the moment she knew her boyfriend Joel Schiffman was “the one,” saying it was after she became a mother.

When it came to whether wedding bells were in their future, she coyly said, “Maybe, we might.”

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“I feel like everything’s great. He’s Haley’s dad. I’m Haley’s mom. We’re together. I feel like there’s not a rush other than we’re old, and we probably, if we’re going to do it, we might as well do it,” she said. “But I think it’s fun like this. I don’t mind it. … We’re enjoying our lives. Yeah, I think we’re good this way.”

Kotb, 53, and Schiffman, 59, celebrated their four-year anniversary in June. The journalist and financier met at a Wall Street event and dated quietly for a couple years before going public in 2015. The couple moved in together in October 2016, and now, they co-parent Haley Joy, whom she adopted last February.