Affidavit: Newport woman admitted attacking young son with knife, said ‘he deserved it’

Nemoria Lynn Villagomez, jail booking photo

NEWPORT, OR (KPTV) – A mother accused of attacking her 6-year-old son with a steak knife has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and three years of post-prison supervision.

Nemoria Lynn Villagomez pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted aggravated murder in connection with the stabbing May 2018 at an apartment complex off Northeast 60th Street in Newport.

According to police, neighbors last year called 911 to report the boy was covered in blood and had visible stab wounds. The boy told the neighbor his mother was trying to kill him, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Officers responded to Villagomez’s apartment and found a large amount of blood in the living room, along with a steak knife that had blood on it, the affidavit states.

Officers found Villagomez lying on her bed with 14-month-old boy. Villagomez and boy had blood on them, according to the affidavit. 

The baby was transported to an area hospital for evaluation, according to police. The 6-year-old was transported to a Newport hospital and later flown to Portland by Life Flight with life-threatening injuries.

Court documents say the 6-year-old boy suffered six puncture or stab wounds to his body and a deep cut to his chin. One stab wound possibly punctured his liver and lung.

The affidavit states Villagomez during an interview with detectives made the comment that “he deserved it.”

Additionally, court documents state Villagomez is accused of strangling the 14-month-old boy and causing him to “ingest methamphetamine.”

In court Tuesday morning, Villagomez was ordered to not have any contact with her kids involved in the incident. She was facing additional charges, including first-degree assault and criminal mistreatment, but those charges were dismissed.

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(14) comments

Just curious

Just how old was this mother. She sounds like she is a child herself.


Wonder if that poor kid is gonna get a a tattoo on his arm of a heart with a knife in it with the caption "Mother" under it.


To Dr Jim of course people die in prison maybe they should think before they act


Not enough time for this witch! That poor boy got a life sentence of trauma and scars of being stabbed by his own mother! But yet the witch that did it to him got off with 10 years and some supervised probation????!!! There have been animal cruelty cases that the perpetrator got more time! NO charges should have been dropped on this horrible excuse for a human let alone a mother!!!!!

Dr Jim

Sandys, she pled guilty and got ten years. which really means seven. Regarding 'no charges should have been dropped,' the plea benefitted the victim and the system requires pleas of guilty. The D is on a cycle that involves prison time while birthing victims.


Mom of the year. Who in their right mind could EVER think that a child deserves to be stabbed? She needs way more than the time she got.


Why were most of the charges dropped by the Lincoln County District Attorney?

Dr Jim

Oregon sentencing. Remember, your paying her room and board. Further, she will be a repeat customer to the prison system.

Dr Jim

Because off the system. How much do you want to spend? You were just as safe as long as you stay on your side of the tracks.


Not sure if she received enough time...

Just curious

Sure too bad she did not get what she deserved.

Dr Jim

You are unaware of the reality of real 'prison time.' People frequently die in prison.

Dr Jim

You do not know prison time.

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