Gabriel Fernandez Wiki, Age, Biography, Family, Murder, Story & Facts

Gabriel Fernandez

Gabriel Fernandez (born in 2005) was a child from LA, USA. He died at the age of only 8. The child has suffered all of his life and was tortured to death by none other than, his mother Pearl Fernandez. She along with her boyfriend named Isauro Aguirre tortured him day and night which killed the innocent child.

Gabriel Fernandez documentary the Trials of Gabriel fernandez

On Netflix, a documentary based on his life has been released named “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” on February 19, 2020. This short series is based on Gabriel Fernandez and the torture that he suffered. It also shows how the legal system failed to save the life of a vulnerable child.


Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education

In the year 2005 (age 8 years, as in 2013), Gabriel Fernandez took birth in a Mexican family. When he was born his mother Pearl was not happy. His father’s name is Arnold Contreras who has many charges against him used to go to jail quite often.

His mother is Pearl Fernandez, who is responsible for his death. The child has 2 siblings named Ezequiel and Virginia.

Gabriel Fernandez father Arnold Contreras
Gabriel Fernandez with his father Arnold Contreras

The guy was brought by his grandparents. Even his siblings were brought up by his grandfather Robert and grandmother Sandra Fernandez. In the year 2012 Gabriel came to live with his mother while his siblings stayed with Robert and Sandra. As we came to know Gabriel was a bright child and was doing his schooling.


Physical Stats, Appearance & More

The child had a very sweet smile and had bright black eyes. He is bald in most of his photographs. Gabriel Fernandez is 4 ft 0 in tall in height and his weight is 32 kg. He mostly used to wear shorts and a T-shirt.

When his dead body found it was all swollen and there were burn marks on his body. There were beating marks on his forehead, lips, nose and his eyes were all swollen.


How Gabriel Fernandez died?

So the question arises how much his mother tortured him and what were the reasons that Gabriel left this world? So, it was the year of 2012. Pearl Fernandez has a boyfriend named Isauro Aguirre.

They used to live together and Gabriel was also living with them. Aguirre had a doubt that the child was gay and which is why both of them used to torture him. They used to through cigarettes on him, made him eat cat’s feces and fired at him with BB gun.

Gabriel Fernandez mother Pearl Fernandez and boyfriend Isauro Aguirre
Gabriel Fernandez’s mother, Pearl Fernandez, and her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre.

According to the LA County’s they tortured every portion of his body and there were cuts everywhere on his body. The medical examiners said that they have not seen such a condition of a human and that too of a child as there were scars and wounds everywhere on his tender body.

They used to keep him starve. Once he even ran away from his home but got brought back. The couple tortured him so much that he died in May 2013. He was found in a very bad condition his body was filled with cuts and wounds.


The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez

The Series which is released on Netflix has all the details that how much the child suffered before death. It also brings into the light the weakness of law and order in the USA where a child got tortured to death by his own mother.

In the year 2018 Gabriel’s mother Pearl Fernandez found guilty of a First Degree murder and got sentenced to death by the court. She is currently kept at Chowchilla State Women’s Prison. Her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre also got penalized for a death-sentenced as he was also actively involved in torturing the child.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Gabriel Fernandez

Real Full Birth NameGabriel Fernandez.
Age (As of 2019)8 years old when died.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday2005.
Death24 May 2014.
Ethnicity Mixed.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)Straight.
ReligionNot known.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)N/A.
House LocationPalmdale, California.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 4'.
WeightKilograms: 32 Kg.
Eye ColorBlack.
Shoe Size (UK)5.
Hair ColorBlack.
GrandparentsGrandfather: Robert.
Grandmother: Sandra Fernandez.
ParentsFather: Arnold Contreras.
Mother: Pearl Fernandez.
Siblings1. Ezequiel.
2. Virginia.
Highest QualificationWas in school.
School Local High school.



  • People say that his mother Pearl Fernandez is a violent lady and she even once attacked her husband with a knife.
  • The main reason for the death of Gabriel Fernandez is starvation.
  • According to Elizabeth (sister of Isauro Aguirre), Pearl is mentally not well and she changed her brother and made him violent just like her.
  • Gabriel Fernandez was a dog lover and had a baby Chihuahua.

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  • His grandfather cried in the court and said that for him Gabriel was his son.
  • The murderer couple used to shoot with a BB gun on Gabriel’s private parts.
  • When the dead body of the child got examined, the doctors said that wounds were severe than on the body of a war prisoner.
  • During the trial, with tears in eyes, his biological father Arnold Contreras said: “I should have been there”.



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