Gabriel Fernandez: An eight-year-old boy endured unimaginable Torture and abuse before his death including being forced to eat cat litter and being bound and gagged, a court heard.

Gabriel Fernandez’s mother Pearl and her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre allegedly tortured the child in the months leading up to his death in 2013.

Gabriel was sprayed with pepper spray, forced to eat cat faeces and regularly gagged, bound and beaten, according to testimony from Gabriel’s older brother Ezequiel, who was 12 when his brother was killed.

“My mom and her boyfriend made Gabriel eat spoiled stuff or expired stuff. One thing I remember is expired spinach. He threw it up, and they made him eat it off the table,” Ezequiel told the court, according to ABC7.

He was also burned with cigarettes, whipped with a metal hanger and shot with a BB gun, the jury was told.

Prosecutor Jon Hatami said Aguirre forced Gabriel to go to school in pink clothes and was motivated to kill him because he thought he was gay.

 

Source: Independent

 

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