Child Abuse Tragedy: Gabriel Fernandez - NBC Southern California

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

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 at 07:02 PM PST

Father of Slain 8-Year-Old Boy Gabriel Fernandez Testifies

Father of Slain 8-Year-Old Boy Gabriel Fernandez Testifies

A former security guard convicted of the torture-murder of his girlfriend's 8-year-old son deserves "nothing less than death," a prosecutor told jurors Monday, while a defense attorney said "there are reasons to...

Monday, Nov 27, 2017 at 03:21 PM PST

Jury Considers Penalty in Torture-Murder of 8-Year-Old Boy

Jury Considers Penalty in Torture-Murder of 8-Year-Old Boy

A former security guard convicted of the torture-murder of his girlfriend's 8-year-old son deserves "nothing less than death," a prosecutor told jurors Monday, while a defense attorney said "there are reasons to...

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 07:47 PM PST

Man Guilty in Torture-Murder of 8-Year-Old Boy

Man Guilty in Torture-Murder of 8-Year-Old Boy

A Palmdale man was convicted Wednesday of the torture- killing of his girlfriend's 8-year-old son, whose short life and agonizing death also led to a murder charge against his mother and criminal counts against...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 06:57 PM PST

Boy's Torture-Murder Trial: 'There is Evil in This Room'

Boy's Torture-Murder Trial: 'There is Evil in This Room'

Jurors heard a gut-wrenching account of an 8-year-old boy's final moments alive when attorneys delivered closing arguments Monday in the torture-murder trial of a Palmdale man accused in the child's death.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 07:45 PM PDT

Jurors Hear Accused Killer's Excuse for Palmdale Boy's Death

Jurors Hear Accused Killer's Excuse for Palmdale Boy's Death

Jurors heard recordings of an accused killer of an 8-year-old boy, who first said he did not know why the boy stopped breathing and then tried to justify his beating of the boy. Patrick Healy reports for the...

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