Cristian Fernandez is 13 years old. He is the youngest inmate awaiting trial in Florida and if convicted of the murder of his 2 year old half brother could be the youngest person to be sentenced to life without parole. This kid had everything stacked against him from the very beginning. Not an excuse, because people have overcome things that are worse, but take a look at what he grew up with. When he was 2 years old, Cristian was found wandering naked in a Miami street. His 14 year old mother had given birth to him when she was 12. No one could find her, but his grandmother was turning tricks to pay for her coke habit out of a hotel room. His father was convicted of sexually assaulting Cristian. He was sexually assaulted by another cousin and beaten by his stepfather who committed suicide rather than be questioned by the police.
Cristian is charged with the death of his half brother and the sexual assault of his 5 year old half-brother. He is being tried as an adult even though it happened when he was 11.