10-year-old Anthony Avalos dies after years of abuse allegations
Anthony Avalos suffered at least five days of sustained torture that culminated in the 10-year-old boy’s death last month, Los Angeles County prosecutors allege in new court papers.
The mother of Anthony Avalos was arrested Friday and charged in the murder of the 10-year-old boy, who authorities believe was the victim of child abuse.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a woman’s boyfriend in the death of her 10-year-old son, who was found unresponsive at their Lancaster home a week ago.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday ordered officials in charge of child protection to examine shortcomings in the system in the wake of a 10-year-old boy’s death last week.
Anthony Avalos came out as gay in recent weeks, and authorities are now investigating whether homophobia played a role in the death of the 10-year-old Lancaster boy, a county official said.
Long before 10-year-old Anthony Avalos died on Thursday with severe head injuries and cigarette burns covering his body, law enforcement officers and child protective caseworkers documented years of severe abuse allegations, according to sources familiar with the case history.
Authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a 10-year-old boy at a Lancaster home where both Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and the Department of Children and Family Services had been called out to previously.