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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to create a child welfare commission Tuesday.
Family and friends of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy investigators say was beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend gathered Wednesday evening at an emotional memorial service in Sylmar.
Gabriel Fernandez had suffered a skull fracture, several broken ribs and severe burn marks over various spots of his body before he was hospitalized last month, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department.
Arraignment was postponed again Tuesday for a couple accused in the beating death of the woman’s 8-year-old son in Antelope Valley.
State lawmakers called for an investigation of three county child welfare agencies Tuesday.
More details emerged Friday in the case of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy who died last week after sustaining a massive skull fracture and other injuries in a case of suspected child abuse.
New details are emerging in the case of an Antelope Valley woman accused along with her boyfriend of torturing and beating her 8-year-old son to death.
A Palmdale couple accused of beating the woman’s 8-year-old son to death appeared before a judge Tuesday, charged with one count each of capital murder.
An Antelope Valley mother and her boyfriend, who have been charged in the murder of the woman’s 8-year-old son, were scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.