A 911 call made by missing but presumed-dead mother of four, Bethamy Gamboa, was released on Monday, shortly after police announced that her former boyfriend reportedly confessed to killing her.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Lamont Johnson, 41, currently behind bars on second-degree murder and child abuse charges, allegedly confessed to Virginia Beach authorities that he killed his former girlfriend, placed her in a bag, and dumped her somewhere in the Chesapeake Bay area.
According to court documents, Johnson admitted that he pushed Gamboa down the stairs, “fell”on top of her and strangled her until she died.
Although they were no longer a couple, Gamboa and Johnson lived together at the Diamond Springs Apartments off of Diamond Springs Road and Shore Drive in Virginia Beach, where they co-parented their twin toddlers.
During the year prior, according to court documents, Gamboa filed assault charges against Johnson on March 26, 2017, stemming from two reported physical altercations on March 5 and March 7.
“The dad of my infant twins is continuously threatening me. We argued and he pushed me while I had our baby in my left arm and he twisted my arms,” Gamboa wrote concerning the alleged March 5 incident, according to court documents.
“He has bruised me and threatened to kill me. I am afraid he will show up with my key looking for me and harm our infant babies.”
Gamboa also wrote that on March 7, Johnson “grabbed me while I called 911 and threw me on the kitchen floor … He threw my phone in the wall causing a hole, a few minutes later the police arrived. I did not press charges as I fear it will make him even angrier.”
On April 10, 2017, Johnson also filed assault charges on Gamboa, claiming that she assaulted him as well on March 5 and March 7.
“Bellamy Gamboa assaulted me on two occasions when I attempted to help my 5- month-old infants. She slapped me in the face on one occasion and pushed me in my neck on 3/7.”
A judge dismissed their cases in July 2017.
Fast forward to July 29, 2018, Johnson was arrested for second-degree murder, a little over two weeks after Gamboa disappeared from her Virginia Beach apartment on July 2. Johnson was also charged with four counts of “contributing to the delinquency or abuse of a child.”
“The Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor charges are related to specific events involving the children held in common between Lamont Johnson and Bellamy M. Gamboa,” police stated, according to WTVR.
The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Bellamy Gamboa/Handout]