September 2, 2014
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - A Palmdale couple has been arrested after the woman's 8-year-old son was beaten, burned and left in critical condition.
City News Service says 32-year-old Isauro Aguirre was arrested Thursday for investigation of attempted murder. His girlfriend, 29-year-old Pearl Fernandez, was arrested for investigation of child abuse. Both remain jailed Friday.
Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Brian Hudson says firefighters called to an apartment late Wednesday night found the boy wasn't breathing. He was hospitalized in critical condition with burns and a broken skull and ribs.
A neighbor, Claudia Sergoviano, tells KCAL-TV that whenever she saw the boy he was covered in bruises.
Child welfare officials removed two other children from the home.
Working telephone listings couldn't be found for Aguirre or Fernandez.