Child Abuse Tragedy: Gabriel Fernandez - NBC Southern California

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

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 at 05:19 PM PDT

Judge Refuses to Drop Social Worker Charges

Judge Refuses to Drop Social Worker Charges

A judge rejected a bid Monday to dismiss charges against two former Los Angeles County social workers and their supervisors, who are charged with child abuse and falsifying records stemming from the death of an...

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 07:45 PM PDT

Arraignment Postponed in Boy's Death

Arraignment Postponed in Boy's Death

Two former social workers and their supervisors were in court Thursday, but did not enter pleas to charges of child abuse and falsifying records involving the death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy whose mother and...

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 01:02 PM PDT

Accused Social Workers Appear in Court

Accused Social Workers Appear in Court

Four social workers charged in the death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez appear in court. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Thursday April 21, 2016.

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 at 06:37 PM PDT

Social Workers Charged in Death of 8-Year-Old Boy

Social Workers Charged in Death of 8-Year-Old Boy

Four social workers have been charged with child abuse and falsifying public records in the death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez three years ago.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 at 03:18 PM PST

DCFS Supervisor in Gabriel Fernandez Case Can Return to Work: Judge

DCFS Supervisor in Gabriel Fernandez Case Can Return to Work: Judge

An LA County Department of Children and Family Services supervisor who was fired in the wake of the torture death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez will be reinstated, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 at 06:21 PM PDT

Social Workers Undergo New Training Program

Social Workers Undergo New Training Program

A centralized location to train new social workers in Los Angeles County officially opened its doors on Thursday. It’s a child welfare system that came under intense scrutiny after the death of Gabriel...

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 09:52 PM PDT

Graphic Images of Boy's Torture Revealed

Graphic Images of Boy's Torture Revealed

A forensic nurse testified during a grand jury hearing for the mother and her boyfriend accused of torturing and killing Gabriel Fernandez, said the wounds the boy suffered were "not normal of a little...

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 07:03 PM PDT

DA Wants Death Penalty for Couple Indicted in Boy's Beating Death

DA Wants Death Penalty for Couple Indicted in Boy's Beating Death

Prosecutors announced Wednesday that the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office will seek the death penalty against a Palmdale couple charged with capital murder in the beating death of the woman's...

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 08:04 PM PDT

Report Highlights State of Child Abuse

Report Highlights State of Child Abuse

Better training and communication are among some of the recommendations made at a meeting Monday on the state of child abuse in Los Angeles County.

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 07:03 PM PDT

Gabriel Fernandez Supporters Continue to Fight

Gabriel Fernandez Supporters Continue to Fight

Family members and supporters of an 8-year-old boy who died after being tortured and abused allegedly by his mother and her boyfriend while under the guidance of the county child welfare system are fighting...

Top Stories
Two Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on 118 Freeway
Two Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on 118 Freeway

Two people died Sunday after a wrong-way driver plowed into another vehicle Sunday morning in Chatsworth.

Homeless Camp Cleanout Yields Underground Bunkers, 1000 Bikes
Homeless Camp Cleanout Yields Underground Bunkers, 1000 Bikes

Authorities clearing homeless encampments along a Southern California river have found at least two makeshift underground bunkers, including one that contained more than a thousand bicycles.

LAX is the Most Instagram-Worthy Airport in the U.S.: Report
LAX is the Most Instagram-Worthy Airport in the U.S.: Report

Photogenic airports? Apparently, they exist. TravelBank, a budgeting and expense app, reviewed Instagram data, including number of followers, to determine which airports are most popular, and LAX scored...

Salads Sold at Trader Joe’s Recalled for Glass, Plastic
Salads Sold at Trader Joe’s Recalled for Glass, Plastic

Several ready-to-eat chicken and turkey salad mixes sold at Trader Joe’s and produced at a Southern California company are being recalled because they may have been contaminated by hard silica and glass...

Moore Critic: Alabama Senate Race a Battle for Nation's Soul
Moore Critic: Alabama Senate Race a Battle for Nation's Soul

A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Republican Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation." The remarks Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day...

USC Defeats Crosstown Rival UCLA
USC Defeats Crosstown Rival UCLA

Ronald Jones II rushed for two touchdowns and Sam Darnold ran for one of his own as the No. 11 USC Trojans defeated crosstown rival, UCLA, 28-23, in the Battle for Los Angeles at the Coliseum on Saturday.