Child Abuse Tragedy: Gabriel Fernandez - NBC Southern California

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

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...

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...

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