Abuse Suspected After Palmdale Child Suffers Severe Head Injuries

CBS Los Angeles

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PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) —  A Palmdale mother and her boyfriend have been arrested in connection with an ongoing child abuse investigation while her 8-year-old son fights for his life in the hospital.

The boy’s mother, 29-year-old Pearl Fernandez, and her boyfriend, 33-year-old Isauro Aguirre, were arrested Thursday after police say the child was beaten so badly inside their Palmdale apartment that he is now in critical condition.

“He sustained a skull fracture. He’s got several broken ribs and several severe burns on his body in various spots,” LA County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Brian Hudson told KCAL9’s Kristine Lazar.

Investigators say the boy’s mother called 911 Wednesday night. When the fire department arrived to the residence, in the area of 300 East Avenue Q-10, he wasn’t breathing.

Sheriff’s Deputy John Cereoli told City News Service deputies were notified because of the nature of the boy’s injuries…

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