In 2013, 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez died after L.A. County Fire Department personnel found him unresponsive at his Palmdale home. Reports say that he'd exhibited signs of abuse, including burn marks and a fractured skull. Gabriel's mother Pearl Fernandez, 29 at the time, and her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre, then 32, were arrested and later charged with murder. The County District Attorney's office intends to seek the death penalty for both Fernandez and Aguirre, according to City News Service.
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