Jurors Recommend The Death Penalty For Man Who Tortured and Murdered His Girlfriend’s 8-Year-Old Son - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last month, 37-year-old Isauro Aguirre was convicted of first-degree murder, four years after his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son died from repeated abuse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gabriel Fernandez was found inside his Palmdale home on May 22, 2013, with a cracked skull, broken ribs, burned skin, missing teeth and BB gun pellets in his groin area, LA Times reports. During Aguirre’s trial, prosecutors detailed the abuse Fernandez suffered at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend, Aguirre. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fernandez was forced to eat cat feces and his own throw-up. The couple also made the young boy sleep in a cabinet with his hands and ankles bound. Prosecutors also revealed Fernandez was punched in the face so hard that it tore the skin from his chin and nose. Two days after officials found Fernandez in the home, the little boy died from his injuries. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Wednesday, Aguirre’s penalty for his conviction was read before the court. Although the defense asked for a less severe sentence, as Aguirre suffers from a learning disability, the jurors voted on the death penalty for the brutal murder and torture of Gabriel Fernandez. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the LATimes, Fernandez’s case also led to criminal charges against L.A. County social workers, since they left Fernandez at the home after six investigations into abuse involving his mother, who is also charged with murder.