• Before his death, 10-year-old Anthony Avalos came out as gay, official says

    2 monthes ago - By LA Times

    Anthony Avalos came out as gay in recent weeks, and authorities are now investigating whether homophobia played a role in the death of the 10-year-old Lancaster boy, a county official said. Anthony was found mortally wounded at his home last week with severe head injuries and cigarette burns covering...
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  • Could big data have saved Anthony Avalos' life?

    2 monthes ago - By LA Times

    Even Anthony Avalos' relatives can't agree on whether the 10-year-old Lancaster boy who died last week was being regularly abused by his mother and her boyfriend. Family members were heard arguing at his memorial service, with one shouting, “Stop blaming people; let's wait for the report,” while...
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  • Anthony Avalos' suspect abuse was reported at least 16 times. Why wasn't he taken from his home?

    2 monthes ago - By LA Times

    To the editor: Heads need to roll at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services for the death of 10-year-old Anthony Avalos. It sounds like school district employees in Lancaster, the boy's neighbors and his relatives did their job, reporting at least 16 cases of suspected...
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