California boy forced to eat cat feces, own vomit before allegedly being beaten to death by mom, boyfriend: Testimony

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Court documents released in California Tuesday include horrific details in the alleged beating death of an 8-year-old boy.

The L.A. Times reports the boy’s mother and her boyfriend forced him to eat his own vomit, doused him with pepper spray and locked him in a cabinet with a “a sock stuffed in his mouth to muffle his screams.”

Authorities arrived to the home on May 22, 2013 after the mother called 911 to say the boy was not breathing. She told police the boy had fallen and hit his head.

“When paramedics arrived, they found Gabriel naked in a bedroom, not breathing, with a cracked skull, three broken ribs and BB pellets embedded in his lung and groin.,” the Times reports.

The boy died two days later.

Testimony from the boy’s siblings said he was forced to “eat cat feces, rotten spinach and his own vomit.”  They also detailed abuse that included being hit with a metal hanger, a bat, a club and a belt buckle.

The case made headlines in California in 2013 and prompted calls for reforms to the foster care system in Los Angeles County because, according to the Times, child welfare workers failed to remove the boy from the home.

Much more on the story at the L.A. Times.

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    • L.C.

      The tax payers will end up paying 60 grand a year for each of these child murderers. Option B would be far better. A permanent removal from the human race.

      • Pat

        These brutal murders escellated after the death penalty was done away with. In cases where without a shadow of a doubt it can be proven who did the crime ( murder, rape ) then the person or persons should get the death penalty.

  • darryl

    Think about it folks,,if CPS’ true intentions were to truly HELP children,they would do DEEP background checks REGARDLESS of the manpower they have. It is human slavery. Same as your local hospital,your city’s Lead Prosecutor,if the real motives were to STOP CRIME,CURE SICKNESS,AND PROTECT CHILDREN,,THOSE 3 Human Services Fields would not be needed,thus;billions of dollars would NOT BE GOING into people’s personal bank accounts,offshore accounts,etcetera,etcetera,etcetera! Call me crazy or a tinfpil hat conspiracy theorist? No,excuse me, I just have the capability to THINK and ask questions,and not have my head filled or preoccupied with MTV Misoc Awards,video games,radio,television,and other useless CRAP DESIGNED TO keep one’s brainwaves at a lower frequency 24/7!

  • dj

    This poor boy. Please lock up mom and boyfriend. Throw away key after they receive the same abuse the boy did except use real bullets instead of bbs. After reading more about this via the LA Timez, all i can do is sigh. Truly truly sad

  • Kndee

    I’m not a violent person, but I will gladly put that on hold just to have 5 minutes alone with this beast who killed her own child. A bullet is too good for her! She needs to suffer for the rest of her life as her son did in his short life.

  • vomit-obama-out-the-ass

    Well thee ya go when democrats are ripping the unborn out from the womb dead in chuncks, they’re beatting living children to death with a coat hanger +_+

  • Kenneth Pasco

    Everyone so concerned with a child beating, but I don’t see anyone getting irate over ISIS beheadings of children in Iraq. Why? Because their not U.S. citizens?

    • cyhthus bastrone

      derp! i think people are outraged at both. the huge outrage in this case has a lot to do with the fact that the boy’s own mother did this to him.

    • LOL

      Ummm the child didnt just get beat,en they also beat him to death… so what’s wrong with being outraged by that? ISIS is a terrorist group so their actions are repulsive but not shocking because what exactly do you expect from terorrists? On the other hand, it’s absolutely shocking when you hear of a parent doing the same things terrorists do! The children murdered by ISIS are innocent and important just like this child, so please keep ISIS out of local news because I’m certain countries overrun by ISIS are not reporting this boy’s death or deaths of average American in America either.

  • toya

    These are not parents. they are wackiest who belong in an institute. With the rest who do things like. That…unbelievable. they should eat their. Own crap and stuff that in their. Mouths. No mercy here…an innocent kid bought. Into the world and only can see that his short time he didn’t. E even get a chance! To enjoy life as a kid I hope the judge don’t judge. And send. Them both to the penatentry

  • Zebra Stripes

    Isn’t it nice Republicans want to reduce spending by cutting the budget of child welfare agencies? This is what you get.