Eight-year-old allegedly killed for being gay told teacher: ‘My mum makes me bleed’

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An eight-year-old allegedly killed by his mother’s boyfriend because he thought the child was gay told his teacher he was suffering abuse.

Isauro Aguirre used torture methods to kill Gabriel Fernandez, including beating, whipping, shooting and starving him, the prosecution has said.

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Gabriel Fernandez (KTLA)

Gabriel’s teenage siblings Ezequiel and Virginia caused jurors to sob uncontrollably as they described horrific torture which they said Gabriel had suffered.

Ezequiel, 16, said Aguirre shot Gabriel with a BB gun in the face and groin and beat him using wire hangers and a belt buckle.

Earlier this week, criminalists told the court that Aguirre had repeatedly slammed Gabriel’s head into the walls of their home, causing hundreds of blood stains and dents.

Jennifer Garcia (abc7)

Gabriel’s first grade teacher Jennifer Garcia testified to the Los Angeles court that the boy had told her about physical abuse which matched these allegations months before he died.

In early 2013, he told Garcia that he was being beaten at home, information which the teacher immediately reported to the Department of Children and Family Services, abc7 has reported.

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