Child Abuse Tragedy: Gabriel Fernandez - NBC Southern California

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

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...

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 09:56 PM PDT

Teacher Testifies in Murder Trial About Abuse of Boy

Teacher Testifies in Murder Trial About Abuse of Boy

Evidence of continuing abuse of Gabriel Fernandez was apparent to a teacher and staff at his Palmdale school in the seven months before his death, witnesses testified Tuesday at the murder trial of the boyfriend...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 07:32 PM PDT

8 BBs Were Recovered From Body of Slain Palmdale Boy

8 BBs Were Recovered From Body of Slain Palmdale Boy

Eight BBs were recovered from the body of an 8-year- old Palmdale boy who had numerous other injuries from his head to his feet, a senior deputy medical examiner testified Tuesday in the murder trial of the...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 06:10 AM PDT

Brother of Gabriel Fernandez Recounts Abuse

Brother of Gabriel Fernandez Recounts Abuse

The older brother of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy who was allegedly tortured and killed by his mother and her boyfriend in May 2013 recounted a harrowing tale of abuse Wednesday, telling a jury that his sibling...

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 07:33 PM PDT

'He is Guilty of Murder': Defense Attorney

'He is Guilty of Murder': Defense Attorney

An attorney acknowledged Monday that a Palmdale man committed "unspeakable acts of abuse" against his girlfriend's 8-year-old son before "exploding into a rage of anger" that the defense maintains resulted in...

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