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

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 08:10 PM PST

Hearing Delayed in Gabriel Fernandez Slaying Case

Hearing Delayed in Gabriel Fernandez Slaying Case

A pretrial hearing for a Palmdale couple charged in the fatal beating of the woman's 8-year-old son, Gabriel Fernandez, was delayed until Feb. 11.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 09:55 PM PDT

Defendant in Gabriel Fernandez Death Refuses Plea Deal

Defendant in Gabriel Fernandez Death Refuses Plea Deal

A man accused in the beating and torture death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez has decided not to take a plea deal to murder charges, according to sources close to the case.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 06:14 AM PDT

Plea Deal in Torture Death of Gabriel Fernandez: Sources

Plea Deal in Torture Death of Gabriel Fernandez: Sources

The mother of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez and her then-boyfriend will plead guilty to murder and torture charges in the boy's death, sparing them the death penalty, two sources confirmed to NBC4 on Wednesday.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 09:41 AM PDT

Court Docs Describe Torture of Gabriel Fernandez, 8

Court Docs Describe Torture of Gabriel Fernandez, 8

The fatal beating Gabriel Fernandez took on May 22, 2013 in a Palmdale apartment is just part of what could be described as a living nightmare for the little boy, that according to grand jury transcripts...

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 11:58 PM PDT

Office Approved to Monitor Child Welfare System

Office Approved to Monitor Child Welfare System

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the formation of an independent Office of Child Protection on Monday to reform the county's troubled child welfare system.

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 at 04:21 PM PDT
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By Kelly Goff

Gabriel Fernandez: Child Abuse Tragedy

Eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez's shocking death following years of child abuse... View gallery

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Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 at 09:32 AM PDT

Timeline: Gabriel Fernandez Child Abuse Death

Timeline: Gabriel Fernandez Child Abuse Death

The 2013 death of Gabriel Fernandez, 8, 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 the Palmdale...

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...

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