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.
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.
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.
Audit: $500K Spent By LA County Child Welfare On Phones, Calls Was BogusAn audit found that a quarter of the Los Angeles County child welfare department's 2009 cell phone bill was wasted on unnecessary or "inappropriate" charges, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.
LA County Child Welfare Chief Removed From PostThe heavily criticized Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services is undergoing a leadership change.