A Southern California woman and her boyfriend who tortured and murdered her eight-year-son because they thought he was gay have pleaded guilty.
Pearl Fernandez, the boy's mother, and her former boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, will be imprisoned for life without parole. This means they will avoid the death penalty.
They pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and torture with special circumstances and waived their right to appeal.
In August, the couple were accused of torturing the child, Gabriel Fernandez, for several months.