Updates on the investigation into the beating death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 07:22 PM PDT
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By Kelly Goff

Gabriel Fernandez: Child Abuse Tragedy

Eight-year-old Gabriel Hernandez's shocking death following years of child abuse... See Full Gallery

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 06:16 PM PDT

Timeline: Gabriel Fernandez Child Abuse Death

Timeline: Gabriel Fernandez Child Abuse Death

The death of Gabriel Fernandez, 8, a year ago sparked outrage and controversy at Los Angeles County's child welfare system. The boy had been beaten, shot with a BB gun and tortured before he was found in...

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 03:57 AM PDT

Newly Proposed Office Would Monitor Child Welfare System

Newly Proposed Office Would Monitor Child Welfare System

Members of a commission that concluded the county's child welfare system is "in crisis'" urged the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to overhaul the system by adopting a series of recommendations, including...

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 05:57 PM PDT

Report Calls for Overhaul of Child Protection System

Report Calls for Overhaul of Child Protection System

A new report calls for an overhaul of Los Angeles’ child protection system following the torture and death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez allegedly at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend.

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 12:20 AM PDT

Exclusive Report Slams Child Protection Efforts

Exclusive Report Slams Child Protection Efforts

A preliminary report released exclusively to NBC4 details the shortcomings cited across multiple agencies charged with protecting children from child abuse and neglect. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at...

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 12:45 PM PDT

Court Date for Couple Accused in Boy's Beating Death

Court Date for Couple Accused in Boy's Beating Death

A mother and her boyfriend accused in the death of the woman's 8-year-old son are expected to return to court next month.

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