LOS ANGELES, California —
A jury really helpful on Wednesday that Isauro Aguirre, convicted of the torture and homicide of an eight-yr-previous Palmdale boy, be sentenced to dying.
Final month, Aguirre was discovered responsible of first-diploma homicide within the dying of his girlfriend’s eight-yr-previous son, Gabriel Fernandez.
The jury discovered him responsible of first-diploma homicide and in addition responsible within the particular circumstance allegation of homicide involving the infliction of torture.
Jurors then had a selection between recommending life in jail or the dying penalty.
Deliberations within the penalty part started Monday and jurors gave discover that they had reached a suggestion by Wednesday afternoon.
The official sentencing by the decide is scheduled for March.
One juror informed Eyewitness Information that the group was divided once they headed into deliberations Wednesday morning. It took a number of debate and deliberation to succeed in their unanimous determination, she stated.
“It is simply actually unhappy,” the juror stated. “It is a heartbreaking story. You simply by no means assume one thing like that may even occur. The issues I heard – it is simply unimaginable.”
Through the trial, prosecutors introduced an extended historical past of abuse towards the boy dedicated by Aguirre and allegedly by the boy’s mom, Pearl Fernandez.
That included capturing him with a BB gun, feeding him cat feces and forcing him to sleep whereas gagged and sure inside a small cupboard.
Gabriel died in Might 2013.
Pearl Fernandez is to be tried individually.
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