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Mon Jan 21, 2019, 05:06 PM

'Gay' 10-year-old's sister details extreme torture their parents inflicted before his death

A judge unsealed grand jury transcripts earlier this week in a case about the death of a 10-year-old boy whose parents allegedly tortured and killed him after he came out.

Earlier this year, Anthony Avalos died after what investigators described as years of torture at the hands of his mother, Heather Barron, and her boyfriend, Kareem Leiva.

The director of the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) said that Anthony had “said he liked boys” in the weeks leading up to his death.

The prosecution’s case involves both physical evidence and witness testimony. Assistant district attorney Jonathan Hatami told the grand jury about the coroner’s report, which found injuries all over Anthony’s body.

“There were injuries to Anthony’s side and his hip area, both his left hip and his right hip, and his arms, and even injuries to his feet,” Hatami said. There were also abrasions to his knees, circular marks on his stomach and torso, and bruises on his face, and blunt force trauma to Anthony’s brain and his body.

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Reply 'Gay' 10-year-old's sister details extreme torture their parents inflicted before his death (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Jan 2019 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2019 #1
SWBTATTReg Jan 2019 #3
Jarqui Jan 2019 #2
AlexSFCA Jan 2019 #4
Initech Jan 2019 #5

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 05:23 PM

1. That poor little boy--only 10 years old, and being tortured by his mom.

I am sick to read this, but it's so important that these stories come out so we can face what is going on behind closed doors.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 07:05 PM

3. I am sick too. Too much of this happens still. I bow my head in peaceful thoughts for this ...

child. How horrible. Words just fail me...

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 05:50 PM

2. This is who they're talking about



Horrific what they did to him.

I hope they throw away the key on these despicable creatures who did this to him.

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Mon Jan 21, 2019, 07:52 PM

4. horrific tragedy that did not receive enough media attention

I just can’t wrap my head around how these tortures have been going on for a while unnoticed...Neighbors, school, doctor, etc.? Seems like a systematic failure; the state was not able to protect the child from monsters.
And by the way, to those people who think Kevin Hart did enough to apologize for his ‘joke’ on violence against gay children - always remember Anthony Avalos. People like hart collecively contributed to this and other incidents normalizing violence against lgbt children. I don’t even know what’s worse this or a suicide (9 y.o. boy): https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/08/27/denver-elementary-student-suicide/amp/

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Mon Jan 21, 2019, 08:48 PM

5. Lock those monsters up and throw away the key.

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