Mom arrested in connection to death of son's prom date

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Prosecutors allege the suspect's mom gave the teens alcohol and drugs and then tried to help her son cover up his girlfriend's death (Houston Police Department)

A 39-year-old mother has been charged in connection with the death of her son's prom date.

Jackie Gomez, 17, was found dead in a hotel room she and boyfriend Eddie Herrera, 18, shared after prom. Hydrocodone and alcohol were found in her system.

Herrera admitted to calling his mom to help him dress Gomez before calling 911.

Investigators say Herrera's mom, Melissa Martinez, 39, also helped the couple get the alcohol and drugs. She was arrested on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of purchasing and furnishing alcohol to minors. She is now out on bond.

We'll have more on the investigation as it becomes available.
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