Sadly, I remember all too well covering the story of young Gabriel Fernandez’s death – a horrifying case of an 8-year-old boy who was murdered by his own mother and her sadistic boyfriend.
According to many reports at the time, he was tortured over and over because the boyfriend believed Gabriel to be gay.
Not only were the duo prosecuted for their crimes, but charges were brought against four social workers who had checked on Gabriel over months and months but appeared to have done nothing to help Gabriel.
“Looking away when you have the power to make a difference – that is true evil.”
Witness an unflinching look at the case that put the system on trial. On Netflix now.