DA To Seek Death Penalty In Death Of Gabriel FernandezA 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.
Social Worker Fired Over Death Of Gabriel Fernandez May Get His Job BackA 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.
Couple Accused Of Killing 8-Year-Old Boy Turn On Each Other In CourtA paramedic who treated the boy told the grand jury that it looked like very inch of the child had been the subject of abuse.
Social Workers Get Upgraded Training With Simulations In Cal State PartnershipKCAL9'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.
Court Records: Boy Was Tortured, Forced To Eat Vomit And Feces Before He DiedEight-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.
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.
Lawsuit Filed Over Abuse Death Of Palmdale BoyRelatives 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.
County Approves Recommendation To Form Independent Office Of Child ProtectionThe 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.
Only On CBS2: New Developments In Investigation Of 8-Year-Old's Beating DeathRecords showed that deputies were called to Gabriel's home five times in the months leading up to his death.
Blue Ribbon Commission Calls For Major Overhaul Of County's Child Welfare SystemThe 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".
Child Protective Services Audit Uncovers 'Worst Fears' In Agency PerformanceAn audit that investigated child welfare agencies following the death of a local boy will result in changes statewide, officials said Wednesday.
Grandparents: Investigator Tasked With Reporting Gabriel Fernandez Abuse Asked His Mother On A DateThe 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.