LANCASTER – A 29-year-old mother and her 32-year-old boyfriend
were charged today with one count each of capital murder
following the fatal beating of the woman’s 8-year-old son, who
died Friday, the District Attorney’s Office announced.
Sinthia Fernandez (dob 8-29-83) and Isauro Aguirre (dob 6-13-80)
are charged in case MA059701 with one count each of murder with
the special circumstance of torture, said Deputy District
Attorney Alisanne Scolnik with the Antelope Valley Branch
Prosecutors will ask that the pair be held without bail when
they make their first court appearance after 1:30 p.m. at the
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Antelope Valley Branch, in
Wednesday, Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel
responded to a call about 11 p.m. that a boy was not breathing
in the 200 block of East Avenue Q-10, officials said. The child
was taken to a hospital. He died on Friday. Investigators said
he suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured skull,
several broken ribs and burns.
Angeles County Sheriff's Special Victims Bureau investigated the
case. Prosecutors will decided at a later date whether to seek
the death penalty for each defendant.