Warning: the details of this story are graphic.
An autopsy on the 10-year-old girl from Albuquerque, N.M., who was found dead in August after being strangled, stabbed, sexually assaulted and dismembered on her birthday as her mother watched has been released.
The girl was found wrapped in a burning blanket in a bathtub at her mother’s apartment.
The autopsy indicates that Victoria Martens suffered months of abuse before her brutal murder, supporting the claims of her mother, Michelle Martens, who said she looked online in the past for men to have sex with her daughter, according to KTLA.
Michelle Martens, according to court documents, said that she made her daughter have sex with two other men in the months before her death “for sexual gratification.”
The identities of these men are unknown.
Although Martens claimed that her daughter was injected with meth so she would calm down, the autopsy did not detect meth in the victim’s system.
Instead, it was shown the girl was given alcohol at a “level […] [that] could cause cognitive and physical impairment.”
Michelle Martens, Jessica Kelley and Fabian Gonzales were arrested after the horrific murder.
Gonzales was Martens’ boyfriend and Kelley’s cousin.
Martens, Kelley and Gonzales face charge of kidnapping and child abuse resulting in death. Gonzales and Kelley also face child rape charges.
Their trials are scheduled to begin in October.