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  • Mom, Boyfriend Who Called 8 Year Old 'Gay,' Tortured, And Beat Him To Death To Get Plea Deal

    8-year old Gabriel Fernandez was called gay, tortured, and beaten to death by his mother and her boyfriend. Now, the couple will get a plea deal rather than the death penalty.

    Over an eight-month period, Pearl Fernandez and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, called Pearl's son Gabriel Fernandez "gay," as "they doused him with pepper spray, forced him to eat his own vomit and locked him in a cabinet with a sock stuffed in his mouth to muffle his screams," court records state. The D.A. said the couple abused, beat, and tortured "more severely than many prisoners of war" 8-year old Gabriel to death. They have pled innocent.

    The extent and scope of torture and abuse were horrific, as the L.A. Times detailed this summer.

    Gabriel's mother, Pearl Fernandez, called 911 on May 22, 2013, to report that her son was not breathing. She told sheriff's deputies who arrived at the apartment that Gabriel had fallen and hit his head on a dresser, according to testimony. When paramedics arrived, they found Gabriel naked in a bedroom, not breathing, with a cracked skull, three broken ribs and BB pellets embedded in his lung and groin. He died two days later.

    They said Gabriel was forced to eat cat feces, rotten spinach and his own vomit. He slept in a locked cabinet and wasn't let out to go to the bathroom. Fernandez and Aguirre called Gabriel gay, punished him when he played with dolls and forced him to wear girls' clothes to school, the siblings said.

    Fernandez and Aguirre hit Gabriel with a belt buckle, a metal hanger, a small bat and a wooden club, Gabriel's brother said. Their mother once jabbed Gabriel in the mouth with a bat and knocked out several teeth, according to testimony.

    Now, it appears they will avoid the death penalty by accepting a plea deal that gives them life in prison without parole. The pair will waive their right to appeal in exchange for pleading guilty to first degree murder and torture.


    The Facebook page Gabriel's Justice, which has been calling for justice for the eight-year old and is organizing its followers to attend the sentencing, writes, "this Plea Agreement is a great thing."

    The big thing here is, there was a plea agreement where the defendants are agreeing to plead guilty and receive life without the possibility of parole. This means, by not pushing for trial, we do not have to waste more tax-dollars on the defendants, we do not have to pull the babies in to do more recounting of events as witnesses and this means that those two people will NEVER have the ability to get out or even the 3 auto chances they get to appeal that accompanies the Death Penalty. Life without saves us money, as tax-payers, and keeps them behind bars. You say, how is this fair punishment? Well, think of it in the terms of what torture Gabriel went through. He was told what to eat, where he could urinate and defecate and basically treated like an animal for 8 months. They will not be allowed to be free until they die, in prison.

    They state it "would take about 2 extra years to get to trial if we sought the death penalty, with numerous motions and defense arguments," and claim Pearl Fernandez and Isauro Aguirre "would sit on death row for over 30 years utilizing appeal after appeal with no closure for anyone."

    California currently does not even have a legal way to implement the death penalty - our State has NO death penalty procedure - we don't have the drugs to use lethal injection

    CA has not executed someone in almost a decade


    Both will be placed in general population, there's no safety house for them. This would not be true on Death Row.



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    • @cinedependent tweeted link to this page. 2014-10-31 06:47:32 -0400

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      Mom, Boyfriend Who Called 8 Year Old 'Gay,' Tortured, And Beat Him To Death To Get Plea Deal

    • commented 2014-10-29 17:25:43 -0400
      What happened to this boy is horrible, sad and devastating. How can you call yourself a parent? How can you treat this child in this way after you gave birth to him and took care of him for so long. Shameful

    • commented 2014-10-29 02:07:01 -0400
      words can not descrbe how disgusted I am with these scum bags that call themselves parents!

    • commented 2014-10-29 00:39:10 -0400
      Shouldn’t the school have reported the abuse? There is no way you can’t see marks. That is an out rage. People are out of control.

    • commented 2014-10-28 21:26:33 -0400
      plea deal-very bad. but life in prison is okay with me. child was too good for this world. question: why did his siblings not speak out?

    • commented 2014-10-28 17:10:50 -0400
      What is the point of outrage here? It sucks what they did. Duh. And, in order to guarantee that these scumbags don’t waste our valuable resources defending their pointless appeals, we promise not to go medieval on them with a hanging. So what? You have any idea the hell they are going to have just sitting in Federal Prison, thinking about it EVERY DAY until they die? Or more likely what torture THEY will be subject to DAY IN AND DAY OUT by other inmates who LOVE to beat and rape people who do things to children? This is actually a GOOD outcome. Keep an eye on the papers for news of their imminent demise.

    • commented 2014-10-28 13:53:03 -0400
      Someone should take a bat to them both.

    • commented 2014-10-28 13:52:22 -0400
      While the mother in me wants these pieces of scum dead, Life in prison is a lot longer and more dangerous than the sweet release of death. Prisoners don’t take to child abusers or child killers. They are in for a long life of misery. Good!
      I bet they call themselves Christians too.

    • commented 2014-10-28 13:10:43 -0400
      This breaks my heart all over again. Just when I thought I had no more tears left for strangers. I just want to point out one thing, His Facebook page says in part, “he was basically treated like an animal.” As someone with animals I would like to point out that no decent human being, worthy of mercy, would treat a child like that.

      As for the adults in hi life who did that to him, they should be taklen behind the jailhouse and shot and their families billed for the cost of the bullets.

    • commented 2014-10-28 12:58:03 -0400
      Plan and simple… they should die the way that little innocent boy did, TORTURED TO NO ENDS!! Pieces of SH*T!!

    • commented 2014-10-28 10:15:31 -0400
      ARE YOU F*^~ing kidding me?!?!?!? These 2 pieces of shit deserve to die the same death this cunt of a mother bestowed upon her child!!’ I pray that they are put in general population….I hear they don’t take to kindly to kid killers….these 2 need to die!!!!! How can the courts allow these 2 animals to plea?!?!?!?!? WTF?!?!?!?! They need to meet the ISIS executioner

    • commented 2014-10-28 09:21:12 -0400
      They will have to reap what they did god will not have mercy on their souls. May that poor little boy rest in piece.

    • commented 2014-10-28 09:05:44 -0400
      Those who hurt this kid should not have had the luxury of having a plea deal. If I were the DA I would have gone for the death penalty , and that in and of itself is even to merciful for the evil MF’s who tortured and murdered this child. Nothing that man can devise in the realm of torture is fitting for a crime such as this one. Even Hell is to good for those who would perpetrate such a demonic act!

    • commented 2014-10-28 09:00:16 -0400
      Hopefully there will not be some law changed down the road that sets them free….

    • commented 2014-10-28 08:48:37 -0400
      no doubt that their time in prison will be short! They are being put in general population there is no safe haven for them. Once in general pop someone will kill them both guaranteed. I have no doubt in my mind about that. So have at it put them in general pop instead of on death row, because on death row they be safe. And their own tiny little cell alienated from all human life, not so much in general population.

    • commented 2014-10-28 07:02:06 -0400
      This Plea Agreement is NOT a “great thing”! Those two pieces of shit, those two murderous, barbaric bastards, should be PUT TO DEATH. And don’t believe all of the “long drawn out trial” bullshit! The state of CA can expedite the whole process if it wants to. Trial, appeal, denial, DEATH. It’s the state that drags things out, and it’s the state that can hasten it.
      The only JUSTICE for the MURDER of that innocent, little boy is the death penalty, and not that lethal injection bullshit….that’s too goddamn humane for those two dirty bastards.

    • commented 2014-10-27 19:42:46 -0400
      Very happy with this verdict. Let these two monsters spend the rest of their no-doubt short lives in misery, knowing they will never, ever be free til someone kills them.

    • commented 2014-10-27 19:37:48 -0400
      The boy’s mother, Pearl Fernandez and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, are not human beings. Their calloused self-interest snuffed out a life that had just started. If they go to prison it is my fervent hope that they are put in with the most hardened criminals who do not take kindly to the murderers of little children—and do that which the court is too weak to do. Shame on California—the death penalty is a just reward for those who do the most ghastly and fiendish actions especially against small children. It is a waste of tax dollars to feed people like this: let them eat cat excrement, their own vomit and have the guards beat them daily and stuff a sock in their mouths when they are housed in a closet to sleep. It is the old rule of an “eye for an eye”. That is justice.

    • commented 2014-10-27 18:48:09 -0400
      Bullshit…..these two need to be taken outside of the courtroom and strung up to hang in the public square until dead…no more court, no more tax payers money…..just kill these animals.

    • commented 2014-10-27 16:21:59 -0400
      What a nightmare story, my heart aches for the heinous hate murder These 2 deserve to be tortured and put away for good.

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