Arnold Contreras Wiki (Gabriel Fernandez’s Father) Age, Biography & Family

Arnold Contreras

Arnold Contreras (born 6 August 1981) is a common citizen from Pacoima, California, America. He is a tattoo artist by profession as we have seen some of his images on his Facebook account. He is the father of Gabriel Fernandez and is the ex-boyfriend of Pearl Fernandez.

A documentary named “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” is streaming on Netflix. It is based on Gabriel’s life, the trial and other important facts people might want to know.

People are very curious to know where Arnold Contreras is now and what is he doing or where was he when the child was suffering tortures. We will try to answer most of the questions in this article.

The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez
The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez


Early Life, Parents, Siblings & Childhood

The man belongs to Kern County which is in California. Arnaldo Jose Guadalupe Contreras took birth in the year 1981 (age 38 years, as in 2019) on 6th August. He grew up with his sibling a brother named Christopher Contreras.

His mother is Placida and his father’s name is Rodrigo Contreras. As we came to know his parents belong to Mexico who settled in California before his birth. His brother is an army veteran and he adopted Virginia and Ezequiel (Gabriel’s siblings) after what happened with Gabriel.


Personal Life, Girlfriend, Spouse & Children

As we know Arnold Contreras was in a relationship with Pearl Fernandez and used to live with her before separation. They both got blessed with 3 kids named Virginia, Ezequiel, and Gabriel.

The family used to live at their house in Pacoima. After separation, Pearl started dating her new boyfriend Isauro Aguirre, with whom later she killed Gabriel.

Arnold Contreras with sons Ezequiel & Gabriel and daughter Virginia
Arnold Contreras with sons Ezequiel & Gabriel Fernandez and daughter Virginia.

There are sources that say that Arnold used to get arrested quite which became the reason for his separation from his wife. Currently, Contreras lives with his parents, kids, and brother in his hometown.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Arnold Contreras

Real Full Birth NameArnaldo Jose Guadalupe Contreras.
Short NameArnold Contreras.
Famous asGabriel Fernandez's father.
Age (As of 2019) 38 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday6 August 1981.
Birthplace/HometownPacoima, Kern County, California.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)Straight.
ReligionNot known.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)Leo.
House LocationCalifornia, USA.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 6'1".
Feet & Centimeters: 185 cm.
Feet & Meters: 1.85 m.
WeightKilograms: 92 Kg.
Pounds: 202 lbs.
Eye ColorBlack.
Shoe Size (UK)11.
Hair ColorBald.
ParentsFather: Rodrigo Contreras.
Mother: Placida.
SiblingsSister (name not known).
Personal Life Relationship
Marital StatusUnmarried.
GirlfriendPearl Fernandez (Ex).
Kids1. Virginia.
2. Ezequiel.
3. Gabriel.
Social media No.
Highest QualificationN/A.
School Local High school.
ProfessionTattoo artist and piercer.
Net worth$ 200k USD (As in 2019).


Where was Arnold Contreras when Gabriel Fernandez was getting tortured?

Normally all the three siblings (Gabriel, Virginia, and Ezequiel) used to stay at their grandparent’s home but in the year 2012 Pearl got Gabriel’s custody and took him from Contreras.

Arnold Contreras' girlfriend, Pearl Fernandez
Arnold Contreras’ girlfriend, Pearl Fernandez.

Now Gabriel was alone with his mother and Isauro Aguirre. They both doubted that he was gay and which is why they used to assault him. The post-mortem reports revealed that the kid was beaten with a belt, burned with a cigarette and there were cuts on different parts of his body.

The doctors revealed said that they have never seen such a condition of a child. In the court, during the trial of Gabriel’s case, Contreras said: “I should have been there”.


Arnold Contreras against DCFS

The court punished Pearl and his boyfriend but according to Arnold Contreras, his parents and relatives the 4 workers of DCFS (Department of Children and Family) should also be punished for their negligence.

Gabriel’s family has that they made above 60 complaints against Pearl and Isauro Aguirre but County’s DCFS took no action and because of this the child suffered and lost his life.

Gabriel Fernandez
Photo of Gabriel Fernandez.

Gabriel’s cousin named Emily Carranza stated that a child who is 6 feet under the ground, should have been alive. Even she accepted that she has also made complaints to DCFS but the actions were not taken.


Career & Net worth

As we came to know from his Facebook images, Arnold works as a tattoo artist and a piercer in his hometown. With his parents, kids, and sibling he resides in his parent’s home.

He has shared some image of his family on his Facebook account and there we can also an image in which Arnold Contreras is drawing a body tattoo. His net worth is said to be around $ 200k USD as in 2020.

Recent reports showed that there are still some charges against him and is in Calipatria State Prison. The date his release is not known to us now but we will update soon on this matter.


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  • His brother Christopher revealed that Gabriel’s siblings were in trauma after their brother’s death.
  • During Trial, he accepted that he was against the decision to give custody of Gabriel to Pearl.
  • Arnold Contreras accepted that once Pearl tried to stab him with a knife.
  • Contreras also revealed that Pearl is an alcoholic and also takes other hallucinating substances.
  • Currently, he is not active on Facebook and also his Instagram account is not working.
  • As we came to know, he is facing charges for robbery.



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