Sentencing in Gabriel Fernandez murder case
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Judge sentences mother, boyfriend in Gabriel Fernandez murder case

Gabriel Fernandez’s cousin Emily Carranza, left, and Olivia Rubio wear shirts printed with “Justice Has Been Served” as they talk to media after Gabriel’s mother and her boyfriend were sentenced for the boy’s killing.

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Jennifer Garcia, left, Gabriel’s first-grade teacher, delivers an impact statement as Gabriel’s cousin Emily Carranza looks on during the sentencing in downtown Los Angeles.

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Arnold Contreras, right, the biological father of Gabriel Fernandez, is comforted by Deputy Dist. Atty. Jonathan Hatami as he was allowed into the courtroom to make a impact statement during the sentencing of Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, 34, and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, 37.

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Isauro Aguirre enters the courtroom to appear with girlfriend Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, 34, for sentencing in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, 34, appears in court as she was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for her role in the death of her 8-year-old son, Gabriel Fernandez.

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L.A. County Superior Court Judge George G. Lomeli told Gabriel’s mother and her boyfriend: “I hope you think about the pain you caused this child and that it tortures you. I rarely say that.”

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Jennifer Garcia, left, Gabriel’s teacher who repeatedly reported signs of abuse, comforts Deputy Dist. Atty. Jonathan Hatami, who became emotional after the sentencing.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Gabriel Fernandez is shown on his 3rd birthday in 2008.

 (Courtesy of Emily Carranza)
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