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May 28, 2013: Pair Charged In Boy’s Fatal Beating

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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.

Pearl 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 office.

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 Department A01.

On 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.

The Los 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.