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.
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.
Couple Charged In Beating Death Of Palmdale Boy Appear In CourtA Palmdale couple accused of beating the woman's 8-year-old son to death appeared before a judge for a pre-trial hearing Tuesday.
Social Worker Speaks Out, County Supervisors Pledge Commission On Child WelfareThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to create a child welfare commission Tuesday.
Memorial Service Held For Palmdale Boy, 8, Who Died From Suspected AbuseFamily 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.
DCFS Details Prior Allegations Of Abuse In Case Of Deceased 8-Year-Old Palmdale BoyGabriel 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 Postponed Again For Palmdale Couple Accused In Beating Death of Boy Arraignment was postponed again Tuesday for a couple accused in the beating death of the woman’s 8-year-old son in Antelope Valley.
Lawmakers To Call For Agency Audit In Wake Of Beating Death Of Boy, 8State lawmakers called for an investigation of three county child welfare agencies Tuesday.
More Details Emerge In Death Of Palmdale Boy, 8More 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.
Documents Show DCFS Failed To Intervene In Palmdale Home Despite Multiple Abuse AllegationsNew 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.
Mother, Boyfriend Charged With Capital Murder In Deadly Beating Of Boy, 8A 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.