How did Daniel Fernandez die? In the scramble to get away from the device, Fernández accidentally kicked it closer to the rest of the group. He then shouted “move out”, jumped over the immobile sergeant, and threw himself on the grenade. ... Gabriel Fernandez (also spelled Gabrieal) was born on February 20, 2005 to Arnold Contreras and. Gabriel would miss days of school and when he did go, he was covered in bruises and welts. He would tell his teacher what his mom would do to him. The teacher did contact social services but nothing was ever done. Pearl Fernandez pleaded guilty for the murder and torture of Gabriel and was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 2018. By Leila Kozma Feb. 10 2021, Updated 11:41 a.m. ET Gabriel Fernandez died on May 24, 2013, having endured years of unspeakable abuse. The 8-year-old Palmdale-native was raised by his mother, Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, who forced him to eat rotten spinach, cat feces, and his own vomit. In 2018, Gabriel Fernandez’s mother Pearl Fernandez and her partner Isauro Aguirre were sentenced for their role in the death of eight-year.