Jurors on Wednesday voted for a death sentence for a man convicted of fatally torturing his girlfriend’s young son — a savage slaying that led to sweeping reform within Los Angeles County’s child-welfare system. The verdict ended a murder trial in which jurors heard and saw disturbing evidence about how 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez suffered repeated abuse at the hands of Isauro Aguirre.
La familia Liljestrand entró en el juzgado con confianza, aunque un poco nerviosa. Habían cambiado el nombre de su hija mayor legalmente a Melissa Rose y su designación de género había pasado de hombre a mujer.Cuando finalmente les llegó el turno de ser escuchados, el juez hizo vaciar la sala del tribunal. Rápidamente, se volvió hacia la chica de 14 años y le preguntó cómo sabía que era una niña.
The Liljestrand family walked into the courthouse confident — if a bit nervous. They’d come to get their eldest child’s name legally changed to Melissa Rose and her gender designation switched from male to female. When it was finally their turn to be heard, the judge cleared the courtroom. Before long, he turned to the 14-year-old and asked how she knew she was a girl. “Convince me,” the judge said, according to the family. They’d expected the May hearing to be quick and simple.
Courtroom packed for closing arguments in penalty phase trial for Isauro Aguirre, who was convicted of murdering his stepson, Gabriel Fernandez. As a prosecutor detailed the torture, one juror winced + another cried. Several closed their eyes.
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