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DA To Seek Death Penalty In Death Of Gabriel Fernandez

A Palmdale couple charged with capital murder in the beating death of the woman’s 8-year-old son will face the death penalty, prosecutors said Wednesday.

07/01/2015

8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in March 2013 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)

Social Worker Fired Over Death Of Gabriel Fernandez May Get His Job Back

A Los Angeles County social worker who was fired in the wake of the 2013 beating death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez could be back on the job within a month, according to a report.

04/10/2015

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Couple Accused Of Killing 8-Year-Old Boy Turn On Each Other In Court

A paramedic who treated the boy told the grand jury that it looked like very inch of the child had been the subject of abuse.

12/03/2014

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Social Workers Get Upgraded Training With Simulations In Cal State Partnership

KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo reports new social workers in Los Angeles County are now undergoing a differnt type of training – one that simulates real world conditions.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/02/2014

8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in March 2013 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)

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

8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in March 2013 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)

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

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

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

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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

8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in March 2013 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)

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

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

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