Well, where is Pearl Fernandez now? Some people think that Pearl Fernandez should have received a life sentence for the death of her son. However, she instead got a plea deal which states that the “death of her son Gabriel was planned and involved the imposition of torture” on him, he “was deliberately killed,” and she intended to inflict torture on him as well – all under premeditated circumstances. Seeing this type of agony is not only distressing but also makes me upset too!
Who is Pearl Fernandez?
Before we dig in about where is Pearl Fernandez now, We should know who is Pearl Fernandez? Pearl was born in 1983 to Robert and Sandra Fernandez. Her childhood was extremely stressful because her father spent most of his time in jail while being beaten by her mother. At just nine, she started consuming methamphetamine and alcohol which only worsened the situation for Pearl’s health.
Pearl’s life has been riddled with issues such as abuse, rape and injustice. The underlying causes of her depression were deep-rooted from the day she was born. She was a school dropout and had suicidal thoughts because of things that happened to her when she was still a young girl about 16 years ago.
#PearlFernandez clearly is eating well in jail?! Astonishing that she is eating and living better now in prison than her poor son #GabrielFernandez did. She should be made to eat cat litter and sleep in a cupboard like she made her son do 💔 https://t.co/sbPQ33ygk9
— Laura 🌻🌈🔆 (@LauzSassAndSoul) February 27, 2020
It does seem like other people feel similarly about this situation- many share my emotions about it. Isauro Aguirre adopted an apathetic stance throughout his trial, seemingly not showing any emotion or reaction to the proceedings. He was sentenced to death for first-degree murder with special circumstances of torture for his role in Gabriel’s murder.
Pearl Fernandez Married Life
So where is Pearl Fernandez now? Pearl married Arnold Contreras and had four children with him. She left him just after his birth, abandoning even her newborn son who’s name is Gabriel (note: this could be a typo in the text).
Pearl portrayed herself as a victim of abuse by her boyfriends but her relatives revealed that she was actually abusing them and their children.
— Shanalia (@Shanaliag) February 27, 2020
Pearl Fernandez is reportedly enduring a difficult time in a California prison.
Finally we have some clues, where is Pearl Fernandez now? Imagine you’re being sentenced to death in prison. You accept a plea deal and are sent away for life, but that doesn’t mean your sentence is going smoothly. In fact, you’ve made enemies of other inmates who mistreat or harass you when they get the chance and people have been talking about how terrible things are for Pearl behind bars.
Pearl’s family was sympathetic to her plight and while in prison, she conveyed her sorrow to them. She wishes that she had been more mindful of each decision on a regular basis, which resulted in greater success for herself. The author of the book credits Pearl with wanting better judgments at all times and says this is what contributed most to great results for herself during the process.
Gabriel’s heartbreaking Murder
The world can be a sad place. 8 year old Gabriel Fernandez was brutally murdered by his mother and her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre, who tortured him for months leading to the young boy’s death on May 24th, 2013.
The unfortunate part is that red flags were popping up all over the place, but nobody really cared. Had authorities taken prompt action and removed Gabriel’s jail cellmate, he would’ve still been breathing. So where is Pearl Fernandez now after murdering her child?
Pearl was previously convicted of using a weapon against an inmate and had complaints lodged about her not feeding her own daughter properly as well.
A tribute to #GabrielFernandez who would have been been celebrating his 15th birthday last week, was it not for his brutal tortur and murder in the hands of two monsters, his biological mother #PearlFernandez and her boyfriend, #IsauroAguirre. May he #restinpeace.#childabuse pic.twitter.com/ya50OU509r
— Aroutin Hartounian (@HartounianEsq) February 29, 2020
Despite this abuse, she won custody of her son. She even forced him to have oral sex with her and then the social workers neglected complaints of torture against Gabriel until it was too late.
The Sheriff’s Department knew about these abuses but did nothing to stop them from happening for over a year – until Pearl finally brought charges on herself in order to not face further abuse in prison. So where is Pearl Fernandez now?
The Netflix documentary Trials [Official Trailer below] of Gabriel Fernandez reveals the entire story and how Pearl got convicted along with her boyfriend. The documentary also tells of media responses to these incidents after Gabriel’s murder as well as local government’s response.
Pearl’s Mental Health
Pearl Fernandez was diagnosed with a number of mental health issues, including personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, developmental disability and so forth.
She is “virtually unable to use thoughts to guide her behaviour or control her emotional reactions.” Clinical psychologist Deborah S. Miora conducted a cognitive test in 2011 and revealed that she has an “unable” ability for such things as showing any initiative when she’s given tasks.
I think that she should never have been granted custody of Gabriel even if one time it would be accepted, we have to realize the danger in this.
It is a difficult truth to accept when authorities can follow such an irresponsible approach for the safety and well-being of a child. Such humans are placing themselves as serious threats toward their own families and society at large.
A judge denied Pearl’s application for resentencing
In April 2021, Pearl Fernandez applied for resentencing. She said that she did not kill Gabriel intentionally and had no part in the murder. She was sentenced to death row without parole after being found guilty of first degree murder under New York State law with intent to kill, but now she wants a re-trial because her attorney made errors during her trial as well as manipulations on behalf of the state’s attorney’s office.
A Superior Court Judge denied Pearl’s argument that Fernandez should be convicted of first-degree or second-degree murder based on changes to state law. The judge rejected the application, asserting that Fernandez was an active participant in the crime.
“It has been established by her own admission during her plea that the murder was intentional and involved the infliction of torture over a period of several months,” the judge said. He reminded Fernandez that she waived her appellate rights in her guilty plea.
Judge Lomeli has described Pearl’s crimes during sentencing and he is unlikely to grant her request given them. “You want to say that the conduct was animalistic, but that would be wrong because even animals know how to take care of their young… it’s beyond animalistic,” Lomeli said.
What the Online Allegations Are?
According to new reports, Pearl is now suffering vastly in prison. What led up to this? She was convicted of sexually abusing minors; a shameful sentence which has resulted in widespread speculation and awful news coverage.
Pearl was in prison, but it wasn’t the normal kind of experience. People were happy to know she had a difficult time and one person tweeted that Pearl’s mother works at her prison. The rumors about her death are just that-rumors! She is very much alive and well.
Now serving a life sentence for first-degree murder with special circumstances of torture on June 21, 2018 at Central California Women’s Facility.
Pearl Fernandez, serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder with special circumstances of torture, was sent to Central California Women’s Facility on June 21 – 2018.