Unstable shutting arguments began in downtown Los Angeles in the trial of the man rebuked for beating the life out of and abusing his beau’s 8-year-old youngster in Palmdale. The murderer of eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez ‘liked torturing him’, a prosecutor said while summing up the case. Prosecutors are looking for the death penalty against the murderer and his 34-year-old girlfriend, Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, will’s identity attempted independently for her child’s murder.
In his closing argument, Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Hatami said 37-year-old Isauro Aguirre ‘belittled and bullied’ the kid, depicting his stun at a man deliberately killing a kid, likening the abuse to that suffered by a prisoner of war.
He told the Jury
“Believe it, because it happened. This was intentional murder by torture. Do not go back in the jury room and make excuses for the defendant … this had nothing to do with drugs … this had nothing to do with mental health issues.”
“[prior to Gabriel’s death, he was] starved and punched and kicked and abused and beaten … he was belittled, bullied and called gay. His teeth were knocked out. He was tied up every night in a box … Gabriel was dying.” Click on the next page to continue.
According to Aguirre’s attorney
The 37-year-old killed Fernandez in May 2013, however, had ‘acted in a rage of anger followed by an explosion’, as opposed to the consultation and intention required for a verdict of first-degree kill, reports sources.
Hatami refuted the notion, saying:
“Gabriel was a gentler boy, a sweeter boy (than his brother) and the defendant hated him because of that … he believed Gabriel was gay. This stressful situation and rage thing is a lie … because it’s not supported by the evidence. The defendant actually liked torturing Gabriel. He got off on it … he is a murderer and he is a torturer.”
Hatami, at a certain point, displayed a photograph of Gabriel’s body on an examination table, altogether shrouded in wounds. Hatami convinced the jury to imagine Aguirre sleeping in bed after a long time, while Gabriel was tied up and choked ‘with a sock in his mouth, a shoelace tying up his hands and a bandanna over his face’. Click on the next page to continue.
He blamed Aguirre for punching and kicking Gabriel sufficiently hard to make a mark on the walls of the condo. Hatami said there was no evidence to propose he would go to Gabriel’s aid.
Deputy District Attorney Hatami said-
They used to force a kid to eat cat litter and cat feces, more than once, how does somebody do that? his mother punished him with cords and burned him with cigarettes. Does it seem likely that they would send (Gabriel) to school … with obvious injuries … if their plan was to slowly torture him to death?
“He did not act with a cold, calculated decision to kill … it was a rash act … not deliberate and premeditated.We’re not asking you not to punish Isauro Aguirre, but a verdict that serves the ends of justice. Follow the law down the path it takes you … do what is right and just.”