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

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM PDT

Social Workers Fear Child Safety Crisis

Social Workers Fear Child Safety Crisis

Social workers with LA County's Department of Children and Family Services protested Thursday to demand better working conditions, saying they are juggling too many cases at once which could put children...

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 05:21 PM PDT

Lawsuit in 8-Year-Old's Torture Death

Lawsuit in 8-Year-Old's Torture Death

The maternal grandparents of an 8-year-old boy tortured and killed allegedly by his mother and her boyfriend have taken the first steps to file a wrongful death lawsuit against several Los Angeles County...

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

Documents Detail Child-Abuse Deaths

Documents Detail Child-Abuse Deaths

Records obtained by NBC4 show 63 children died in Los Angeles County as a result of abuse and neglect since January 2012, including some with a lengthy history of allegations leading up to the death.

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.

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.

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