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

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 05:19 PM PDT

Arraignment Delayed Again in 8-Year-Old Boy's Death

Arraignment Delayed Again in 8-Year-Old Boy's Death

Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, 29, and Isauro Aguirre, 32, each face one count of capital murder with the special circumstance of torture, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 05:35 PM PDT

Death Inspires Rethink of Child Abuse Cases

Death Inspires Rethink of Child Abuse Cases

An 8-year-old Palmdale boy's torture death has child abuse investigators searching for ways to save other children from a similar fate.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 02:14 PM PDT

Boy's Death "Keeps Me Up at Night"

Boy's Death "Keeps Me Up at Night"

The head of Los Angeles’ child welfare services admitted Thursday that his social workers made a mistake in the handling of a Palmdale case in which an 8-year-old boy was killed.

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 05:17 PM PDT

Panel to Probe Child Protection Failures

Panel to Probe Child Protection Failures

A county panel will investigate the failure of social workers to remove an 8-year-old Palmdale boy from his home before his domestic violence death.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 02:20 PM PDT

Boy's Beating Death Detailed in New Documents

Boy's Beating Death Detailed in New Documents

The Department of Child and Family Services released documents Wednesday that reveal how a Palmdale boy's beating death could have been avoided.

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 05:14 PM PDT

Abuse "Substantiated" by DCFS Before Toddler's Death

Abuse "Substantiated" by DCFS Before Toddler's Death

The apparent abuse death of a Baldwin Park toddler, whose father has been charged with his murder, has renewed questions about LA County Department of Children and Family Services. Documents released to NBC4...

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 05:12 PM PDT

Mother, Boyfriend Face Capital Murder Charges in Boy's Death

Mother, Boyfriend Face Capital Murder Charges in Boy's Death

The mother of an 8-year-old boy who died after apparent torture, along with her boyfriend, were charged Tuesday with capital murder in the boy’s death.

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 05:11 PM PDT

Caseworkers Failed to Act on Boy's Abuse Reports

Caseworkers Failed to Act on Boy's Abuse Reports

Since the domestic violence death of Palmdale first-grader Gabriel Fernandez, relatives and others have criticized child protective case workers for not removing him from the household where he lived with his...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 02:23 PM PDT

Protective Services Audit OK'd After Boy's Death

Protective Services Audit OK'd After Boy's Death

The audit will be conducted in three counties in the wake of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy's torture death.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 02:25 PM PDT

Boy's Torture Death "Disgrace to Nation"

Boy's Torture Death "Disgrace to Nation"

A rally was held on Friday in memory of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez, a Palmdale boy who was beaten to death, allegedly by his mother's boyfriend as she stood by.

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