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Gabriel Fernandez

Gabriel Fernandez (credit: CBS)

Court Records: Boy Was Tortured, Forced To Eat Vomit And Feces Before He Died

Eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez was doused with pepper spray, forced to eat his own vomit and locked in a cabinet with a sock stuffed in his mouth to muffle his screams before he was beaten to death by his own mother, according to court records released this week.

08/19/2014

Gabriel Fernandez (credit: CBS)

Mom, Boyfriend Plead Not Guilty In Palmdale Boy’s Death

Los Angeles County prosecutors say Pearl Fernandez and Isauro Aguirre entered pleas Wednesday to murder charges with special allegations of torture. Prosecutors haven’t decided whether to seek the death penalty.

08/06/2014

8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in March after documents showed at least six complaints of child abuse and brutality were filed with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). (credit: CBS)

Lawsuit Filed Over Abuse Death Of Palmdale Boy

Relatives of an 8-year-old boy who was beaten to death are suing Los Angeles County for failing to remove him from his Palmdale home.

07/26/2014

8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in March after documents showed at least six complaints of child abuse and brutality were filed with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). (credit: CBS)

County Approves Recommendation To Form Independent Office Of Child Protection

The recommendation was among dozens made by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection and was approved in a 4-1 vote by the Board Tuesday.

06/10/2014

Gabriel Fernandez (Photo credit: Facebook)

Only On CBS2: New Developments In Investigation Of 8-Year-Old’s Beating Death

Records showed that deputies were called to Gabriel’s home five times in the months leading up to his death.

05/23/2014

Gabriel Fernandez (credit: CBS)

Blue Ribbon Commission Calls For Major Overhaul Of County’s Child Welfare System

The Los Angeles County Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection Tuesday requested a major overhaul of the county’s child welfare system stating it is “in crisis”.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/22/2014

Gabriel Fernandez (Photo credit: Facebook)

Child Protective Services Audit Uncovers ‘Worst Fears’ In Agency Performance

An audit that investigated child welfare agencies following the death of a local boy will result in changes statewide, officials said Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2014

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Grandparents: Investigator Tasked With Reporting Gabriel Fernandez Abuse Asked His Mother On A Date

The grandparents of an 8-year-old boy allegedly tortured and beaten to death by his mother and her boyfriend have filed a legal claim against multiple agencies and individuals they say failed to protect their grandson from abuse.

CBS Los Angeles–08/27/2013

8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in May after documents showed at least six complaints of child abuse and brutality were filed with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). (credit: CBS)

Couple Charged In Beating Death Of Palmdale Boy Appear In Court

A Palmdale couple accused of beating the woman’s 8-year-old son to death appeared before a judge for a pre-trial hearing Tuesday.

CBS Los Angeles–08/13/2013

Gabriel Fernandez (Photo credit: Facebook)

DCFS Workers To Be Fired Over Death Of Palmdale Boy

The Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) has taken the first steps to fire four employees in connection with the death of a 9-year-old Palmdale boy, county officials said Tuesday.

07/30/2013

8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in March after documents showed at least six complaints of child abuse and brutality were filed with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). (credit: CBS)

County Social Workers Speak Out In Wake Of Palmdale Boy’s Death

Social workers gathered outside the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) on Friday to protest the death of an eight-year-old boy from Palmdale.

06/28/2013

Gabriel Fernandez was beaten to death. (credit: Facebook)

Social Worker Speaks Out, County Supervisors Pledge Commission On Child Welfare

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to create a child welfare commission Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/25/2013

8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in March after documents showed at least six complaints of child abuse and brutality were filed with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). (credit: CBS)

County Supervisors To Vote On Child Protection Commission

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday whether or not to create a child protection commission in the wake of the beating death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/25/2013

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Demonstrators Push For Reform After Death Of Palmdale Boy, 8

Demonstrators Friday gathered outside the County of Los Angeles, Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to push for reform following the death of an eight-year-old boy from Palmdale.

06/21/2013

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich (credit: John Heller/Getty Images)

Supervisors To Call For Task Force In DCFS Reform Effort

Los Angeles County officials Tuesday were expected to call for the creation of a task force to examine how local agencies handle reported cases of child abuse.

06/18/2013

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