A Palmdale woman who pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of her 8-year-old son, Gabriel Fernandez, has filed court papers seeking a new hearing in her case. The child was abused and tortured over a period of months that ultimately ended in his fatal beating on May 22, 2013 which led to his death two days later.
His mother, Pearl Fernandez, and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, were both charged and convicted of first-degree murder with special circumstances of torture. Pearl Fernandez was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole and Isauro Aguirre was sentenced to death.
Mother of Murdered 8 yr old Gabriel Fernandez files petition for re-sentencing-video
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