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According to the child’s father Robert Dominguez, he had made repeated calls to Los Angeles County social workers about the abuse by his ex-wife’s boyfriend Daniel Vega. However, the department closed their investigation after which, Vega beat his son to death and was later sentenced to 56 years in prison.
Dominguez claimed in his wrongful death lawsuit that his son would have been alive if the Department of Children and Family Services had responsibly investigated the case.
Recently, the County Board of Supervisors approved the $450,000 payout to settle the lawsuit.