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FIRED: 4 County Workers Assigned to Murdered 8-Year Old Gabriel Fernandez

July 31, 2013 at 1:21 am / by

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On July 30, the four employees of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services who were assigned to 8-year old Gabriel Fernandez have been fired.

Gabriel was tortured and beaten to death allegedly by his mother and her boyfriend. The county employees ignored multiple complaints of abuse, including reports by Gabriel’s elementary teacher who repeatedly called Child Protective Services to tell them about bruises, black eyes, cuts, and other signs of torture.

(Read more about Gabriel HERE.)

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has been instrumental in bringing the problems within the DCFS to the forefront.  Asked to comment,   Donnelly said this is “one positive step” in holding negligent caseworkers responsible when children like Gabriel Fernandez fall through the cracks.

Gabriel ultimately died of a fractured skull, broken ribs and burns.  His autopsy showed there were BB pellets lodged in his chest and groin.  His mother and her boyfriend are charged with murder.



Ann-Marie Murrell

Ann-Marie Murrell is the original PolitiChick anchor and is the National Director/Editor-in-Chief of PolitiChicks.tv, which was nominated at CPAC 2013 as the “People’s Choice Blogger of the Year”. In 2013, Ann-Marie received Front Page Magazine’s Glazov Gang Ronald Reagan Award. Ann-Marie writes for dozens of respected Conservative websites including TownHall, Daily Caller, Front Page Magazine, The Blaze and more. Ann-Marie is often a guest speaker at rallies across the US and is a frequent guest on radio and TV shows, including a 2013 appearance on the Dr. Phil Show in which she represented the conservative viewpoint. She has been featured on dozens of radio and television shows, including Fox News, BlazeTV, the Dennis Prager Show, the Janine Turner Show and she is a regular commentator and guest host on One America’s Rick Amato Show, Front Page Magazine’s Glazov Gang and the Mark Isler Show on 870/The Answer. Ann-Marie is one of the go-to conservative reporters in Los Angeles and has covered multiple political events throughout the United States. Ann-Marie has conducted hundreds of interviews with conservative leaders including Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Lt. Col. Allen West, Dr. Ben Carson, and she was one of the last reporters to interview the late Andrew Breitbart. Ann-Marie speaks at various Conservative rallies and 2nd Amendment events across the country, from California to Texas and many cities in between, and was the exclusive reporter for the David Horowitz Freedom Center West Coast retreat. You can find Ann-Marie Murrell on Facebook and Twitter (@PolitichickAM). (@PolitichickAM).

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  • Roger Cotton

    Oh man, this nauseates me. Poor poor boy.

    • obxoceanlover

      Me too! Makes me cry!!

  • obxoceanlover

    OMG!! My heart breaks for this little boy & the hell he was put through! I pray that his mother & her boyfriend get what they both deserve!! And the county employees should be in jail for letting this happen!!

    • NukeWaste

      No they shouldn’t. They should be charged with murder also and executed alomg with trhe parents.

      • Lawrence Brown

        I agree that all should be executed like you would a rabid animal.

      • ADRoberts

        Four fired? That is a good start. But there are a lot more CPS types who will go after GOOD parents for spanking their children while at the same time, turning a blind eye to REAL child abuse. It is just the nature of the beast. I have known of 3 women who were in CPS orgs. And from what I saw, if you weren’t a flaming liberal with fanatic ideas about raising children, you could not keep a job in CPS.

  • Gina Gentry Loudon

    Ann Marie:

    Thank you for your tireless support of this issue, and of course, BIG thanks goes out too, to Asm. Donnelly for his tenacity. There are still heroes in the world! God bless this little boy, and God bless the families like the Nicolayevs, Ruby Dillon, and others who have been wronged by a very broken system.

  • babsan

    Another evil deed on a child by a HISPANIC.How many children more will suffer under a pandering government failing it’s duties?

    • garycrittenden

      is your comment trying to tie this tragedy in with the Geo.Zimmerman trial fiasco? HIspanic are no more likely to abuse their children than any other race of people. This is a completely different issue than immigration and sadly, you don’t see the difference,

  • cantonst

    I hope these people, the mother, her boyfriend and these four county employees are well versed in the Biblical quote “Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord!” I honestly believe that this little boy is closely embraced in the bosom of the Lord.

  • wrongheifer

    There is no excuse.. epic failure for this little one… GOD will judge this…

  • don

    These four workers should also have charges filed against them for there part in the Murder of this child.

    • David Roberts

      Man slaughter at the very least.

  • frofer

    The social workers should be put on trial for neglegence of duty and not just fired. It’s their job to protect these kids especially when there were several reports of abuse.

  • Tim in Niles

    This is easy. Torture his mom and her boyfriend to death in the exact same manner that he died. People who abuse kids like this have no need for mercy.

  • Breezeyguy

    Poor little guy! Rest in Jesus’s arms now.

  • David Roberts

    These four employees need to be prosecuted. Send a message to other slackers.

  • marineh2ominer

    What does this say about the qualities of social workers our so called educational institutions are turning out , and what does it say about the people hiring them and puting them on the taxpayers dime when they are nothing more than criminals with a phony degree from a phony school .

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    This has been such a heart breaking case. God only knows how many other “Gabriels” there are. Thank you so much Rep. Donnelly and Ann-Marie for all you both have done on this case!!

  • NukeWaste

    There once was a female named,”XXXXXX”. She couldn’t qualify for a fostercare program, nor was considered an adoption candidate. She got turned down for several years. She got a job working with CYF. Magically she had a 3 year old boy within 1 month. I wonder how that happened?