Last January, Berkeley Latinx Studies major / nonbinary pronoun activist Pablo “They” Gomez was arrested on charges of murdering a woman he didn’t know, schoolteacher Emilie Inman, and stabbing nonfatally fellow SJW activist Kiana Schmitt. The stabby little social justice jihadi was found sane enough to stand trial on a 2-1 vote. Monday was the first hearing since then.
By Emilie Raguso Nov. 13, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
… Gomez, 22, was also a UC Berkeley student at the time of the killing for which they* have been charged. They wore red jailhouse scrubs over a purple T-shirt at the Alameda County Superior Court hearing in Oakland, and kept their small hands clasped together on the table for much of the day. At times, they propped up their elbows and rested their face on their hands as they listened without reaction to the testimony that would determine the direction of the case.
* Gomez’s pronoun is “they.” Read more about personal gender pronouns. Each instance of “they” in this story refers to Gomez alone.
Authorities say Gomez fatally stabbed a stranger, 27-year-old Emilie Inman, at her Ashby Avenue home near Alta Bates hospital on Jan. 6. …
Defense attorney George Arroyo, with the Alameda County public defender’s office, kept his questions brief. He focused on testimony related to his client’s possible break with reality during events that led up to the killing and the non-fatal stabbing of Gomez’s friend, Kiana Schmitt.
The star witness and her socially constructed eyebrows.
… As her small black service dog, which wore a bright green vest, at times licked tears from her face, Schmitt described her memories, to prosecutor John Ullom, of the day she said she was stabbed by her “close friend,” Gomez. The two had known each other for about a year as of January when the incidents took place.
Gomez, Schmitt and several other people had driven up to Berkeley together in Schmitt’s car from Southern California on Thursday, Jan. 5, she said. Cal’s spring semester was to begin the next week. Along the way, Schmitt said Gomez talked passionately about a midnight ceremony Gomez had planned for the night ahead for Día de Los Reyes, or Three Kings Day. The ceremony is also called Epiphany.
Gomez talked during the drive about having had visions and spiritual transformations, and described the upcoming ceremony as an important spiritual event in their Mexican indigenous culture. Gomez also described plans to leave Berkeley the next day for Mexico, Schmitt said.
Later that night, at UC Berkeley’s Afro House student cooperative, Gomez brought a number of items to be used for the ceremony, including a bandana, a flower and a lighter. They laid the items out in a sort of altar, Schmitt recalled. …
… Some of the friends, including Gomez, went “to smoke.” …
About an hour later, Gomez appeared suddenly and was obviously “distressed,” Schmitt said. A scarf was draped over their body. They wore no shirt or pants, and were barefoot. …
“They ran up to my car, motioned for me to open the door and then they got in,” she said, of Gomez. She noticed that Gomez’s hair, which had been waist-length the prior night, had been cut very short. When Schmitt called her friend by the name “Pablo,” Gomez answered, “I’m not Pablo. I’m Ray now,” according to her testimony.
Gomez directed Schmitt to drive to a friend’s house south of campus … According to later court testimony by Berkeley Police Sgt. Peter Hong, the case agent, Gomez did have a friend who used to live at the house, but she had moved out a year prior. That woman told police Gomez had only visited her there once, but that the two were friends through “activist circles” and would see each other at “activist events.”
As Schmitt described what happened next, she began to get upset. Throughout her testimony, she pet her dog often, stroking the small animal’s ears and holding the dog close to her chest.
Schmitt said Gomez was “talking to themselves, muttering,” and told her, “Oh, there’s a woman in the sky. Can you see her?”
“What are you talking about?” Schmitt asked Gomez. …
At noon Monday, when Grant described trying to find Emilie Inman’s body, it was the first time her name had been mentioned in the court proceedings, which had begun before 10 a.m. …
As he described the scene, Inman’s parents held hands, and her father cried audibly for the first time throughout the day’s proceedings.
… Judge Desautels said it did appear, based on the evidence, that Gomez could have committed murder… She ordered Gomez to continue to be held without bail, and ordered Gomez to return to court Nov. 27 for the next hearing in the case.
Earlier in the morning, before the proceedings began, Inman’s mother attempted to take a moment to introduce herself to, and acknowledge, a woman on the other side of the courtroom she thought might be Gomez’s mother.
“Are you Mrs. Gomez? I’m Emilie’s mom,” she said.
“We don’t want to talk right now,” said a young man seated beside the woman, curtly.
“I’m not asking any questions,” said Inman’s mother, shaken.
In the afternoon, Inman’s mother broke down outside the courtroom, weeping, and speaking loudly in the direction of the handful people who attended the hearing on Gomez’s behalf.
“Are you human beings to be like that?” she asked, choking with grief. “We are all human beings.”
As I asked back in January:
What are the chances that They was pushed over the edge into homicidal rage by the Trump Derangement Syndrome and Anti-White Hate promoted by respectable media and authority figures?