Gabriela Casarez Wiki – Gabriela Casarez Biography
Gabriela Casarez is a foster mother facing charges of child abuse, and assault after a 4-year-old in her care suffered “grave injuries” in what an aunt of the boy describes as a case of torture and beating.
Casarez was charged with two counts of child abuse and one count of assault leading to coma or paralysis remains in Los Angeles County Jail and is being held on $1.2 million bails after she was arrested Oct. 29 by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit detectives following the child’s hospitalization.
She is 26 years old.
The three charges are all felonies. The criminal complaint alleged the assault occurred on or about Oct. 28, while the abuse occurred between June 4 and 28.
Firefighters went to the 14700 block of Pioneer Boulevard on Oct. 28 on a medical rescue call and took the boy to a hospital, Sheriff’s Lt. John Adams said. He said staff at the hospital suspected abuse and notified authorities.
Deputies arrested Casarez on Oct. 29. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Casarez on Nov. 2.
Adams declined to discuss the boy’s injuries but said the child is in critical condition.
Adams said the alleged abuse happened at Casarez’s residence, adding that the suspect used “bodily force” against the boy.
On Monday, Maria Jacinto, the boy’s aunt, said that the birth mother’s family is struggling to get information on what occurred.
Gabriela Casarez pleaded not guilty on Friday to one count of assault on a child resulting in the child becoming comatose due to brain injury and suffering paralysis, as well as two counts of child abuse under circumstances or conditions likely to cause significant bodily injury or death, according to Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.