Arnold Contreras

Arnold Contreras

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Arnold Contreras is a common citizen from Pacoima, California, United States of America. By profession, Arnold Contrerasis a tattoo artist. However, he came to fame as being the father of Gabriel Fernandez who was murdered.

Early Life and Childhood

Arnold Contreras whose birth name is Arnaldo Jose Guadalupe Contreras was born on 6th August 1981 and is currently 39 years old. Being born in early August, Arnold is a Leo. Likewise, he was born in Pacoima, California, United States of America, and holds American citizenship. Similarly, talking about his ethnicity and religion, Arnold belongs to a Hispanic ethnic group and follows Christianity. His family belongs of Mexican descent and his father moved to California before his birth.

Likewise, Arnold is born to Rodrigo Contreras and Placida Contreras. Similarly, he has one younger brother whose name is Christopher Contreras. Furthermore, talking about his educational background, Arnold went to a local high school. However, there is no further information about his educational qualification in media.

Relationship status

With his past relationship with Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, Arnold had three children together. They had two sons Ezequiel and Gabriel and one daughter whose name is Virginia. Due to the arrest period of Arnold, they parted their ways. Likewise, after their separation, as Arnold often had to serve his jail time he could not spend time with his children. Moreover, the biological parents of the murdered child Gabriel Fernandez are Arnold Contreras and his ex-girlfriend Pearl Sinthia Fernandez. However, Pearl was not interested in living life with her children which made their children spent time with other relatives. Pearl was enjoying her life with her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre.

Arnold Contreras

Caption: Picture of Arnold’s son Gabriel Fernandez. Source: Los Angeles Times

Moreover, Pearl initially sent her kids to her relatives and parents Sandra Fernandez and Robert Fernandez. Similarly, their son Gabriel was with her uncle until he was of age four and afterward with grandparents. Likewise, Virginia and Ezequiel were with her until 2009 while Gabriel was with his grandparents until the age of seven. Isauro took away Gabriel from his grandparent’s home and later in the year 2012, Pearl got his custody. Gabriel was an energetic, kind, and cheerful kid but Pearl was not fond of him and gave him torture.

Arnold Contreras has a history of criminal records and has done multiple run-ins with the law. As he was in and out of county jail, he could not be present with children’s lives. Regarding his relationship status, Arnold was in a relationship with Pearl Fernandez. However, as Arnold used to be arrested several times was the reason for his separation from his wife. At present, Arnold lives with his parents, kids, and brother in California.

Murder case

Isauro and Pearl tortured Gabriel believing the young boy was gay and beating, torturing, and starving him to death. Throughout Gabriel’s eight-month stay at Pearl’s place, he was in constant torture and abuse by his mom and stepfather. Moreover, this fatal death ultimately ended due to a deadly beating on 22nd May 2013. After this murder, both Isauro and Pearl were charged with first-degree murder with special circumstances of torture. Likewise, Isauro has the possibility of parole with a sentence to death and Pearl has to spent life-long imprisonment.

Moreover, a Netflix documentary was made ‘The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez’ on 19th February 2020. This series is based on Gabriel’s life and the torture faced by him. Likewise, it also shows how the legal system could not save the life of a vulnerable child.

Body measurements

Arnold stands 6 feet 1 inch (73 inches) tall and weighs around 92 kg (202 lbs). He has a muscular body type with dark skin type. Likewise, he has brown pair of eyes and is bald.

Moreover, he is not active on any social media platforms.