LA County, Abusers To Pay Teen Girl Over $45M In Sexual Abuse CaseA jury Thursday found in favor of an El Monte girl whose lawsuit alleged two social workers with DCFS suspected she was being molested but didn't notify the county.
Panhandler Caught Using Photo Of Boy Tortured To Death To Raise Money For Fake FuneralA man seen in La Puente holding a sign asking for donations for the funeral of Jose Mendoza, who supposedly died of leukemia, used a photo of Gabriel Fernandez, the Palmdale boy tortured to death at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend in 2013.
Family, Teachers Protest Alleged DCFS Inaction Following Death Of 2nd Abused BoyDCFS claims it received more than a dozen calls about the suspected abuse of 10-year-old Anthony Avalos of Lancaster. The boy died in June from a head injury, and now his mother and her boyfriend are in custody accused of murder and torture.
Gabriel Fernandez Murder: Mother, Boyfriend Sentenced For Torture, Murder"Gabriel had unconditional love for you, and you took advantage of that," a relative said before the former couple was sentenced.
Mother Of Gabriel Fernandez Pleads Guilty In Son's Torture-KillingHer boyfriend was convicted of murder last year in Gabriel Fernandez’s killing. A jury recommended the death penalty for him.
Jury Recommends Palmdale Man Be Sentenced To Death In Gabriel Fernandez Torture-Killing A jury recommended Wednesday that a Palmdale man be sentenced to death for the torture-murder of his girlfriend's 8-year-old son, who was repeatedly shot with a BB gun, beaten and forced to sleep in a small cabinet with his hands and feet bound and his mouth gagged.
Jury Deliberating Fate Of Palmdale Man Convicted In Murder Of 8-Year-OldJurors will decide if Isauro Aguirre should receive death or life in prison without parole for the murder of Gabriel Fernandez.
Jury Deliberations Begin In Torture Killing Of 8-Year-Old Palmdale BoyIsauro Aguirre is charged with the murder of his girlfriend’s son. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
Closing Arguments Begin In Murder Trial Of Gabriel FernandezIsauro Aguirre, the boy’s mother’s boyfriend, is charged with the torture-murder of 8-year-old Gabriel, whose death led to criminal charges against two former social workers and two of their supervisors.
Grandfather Testifies About Having To Give Boy's Custody Back To His Accused KillersRobert Fernandez broke down several times during the testimony where he spoke about a custody battle that allowed the boy to move back in with his mother and her boyfriend.
ER Nurse Testifies That 8-Year-Old Boy Had Injuries 'Head To Toe'Emily Rebar told the court that not an inch of the boy's body escaped harm.
Horrific Details Emerge At Trial Of 8-Year-Old's DeathHeart-breaking testimony was given in a downtown courtroom Wednesday by the older brother who says he witnessed the killing of his younger sibling.