A judge this week rejected an outcry request from a Palmdale woman who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her 8-year-old son, who died after months of beatings, starvation and torture, including eating a cat. was also forced to. Stools and sleep handcuffs in a small wooden drawer.
Pearl Cynthia Fernandez, 37, was Life sentence without parole For his role in the 2013 murder of Gabriel Fernandez three years ago. Her 40-year-old boyfriend Isauro Aguirre was sentenced to death. His automatic appeal is pending in the California Supreme Court.
As part of his February 2018 plea, Fernandez waived his right to appeal. But in a petition filed on April 1, he told the judge that Review his sentence in light of recent changes to state law It affects certain persons convicted of murder under principles that do not require intent to kill, including felony or manslaughter under the natural and probable consequence doctrine.
Fernandez indicated in the petition that she was not the actual murderer of her son and did not act with intent to commit murder or aid in his murder. She also checked a box stating that she was not a principal participant in the crime or had negligent disregard for human life during the course of the crime.
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