Jury recommends death penalty for man who murdered his eight year old son for being gay
A man who brutally killed his eight year old son because he thought he was gay is facing the death sentence.
Isauro Aguirre was convicted in November of torturing and killing 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez over an eight month period, and this week jurors recommended that he be sentenced to death.
“We were plucked out of our everyday lives and brought together to serve,” the jury forewoman said. “We came together to bring justice for Gabriel.”
During the trial, the court had heard that Aguirre and his partner Fernandez beat and bit Gabriel, burned him with cigarettes, shot him with a B.B. gun, whipped him, starved him, fed him cat litter, and kept him gagged and bound before he was discovered on May 22, 2013.
They also fed the eight-year-old