|Full name||Hector Fernandez|
|Cause of death||Crushing|
|Family||Aurelio Angelo Fernandez (son) †|
Gloria Fernandez (wife; incarcerated)
|Appears in||Criminal Case|
|First appeared||Case #28: The Haunting of Elm Manor (s1)|
Hector was a middle-aged man with short black hair, black eyes and a goatee. Before his death, he wore a striped navy blue shirt and a gold chain around his neck. A few days before his death, Hector had suddenly began to attend church, and had told a priest named Father Von Pratt about his haunted house so that an exorcism could be performed and thus finally disposing of the evil spirits.
After Eduardo Ramirez informed David Jones and the player that the Elm Manor, a haunted house in the Elm Street, had killed its owner, the team quickly went there to investigate. There, they found the owner of the mansion, Hector, lying on the floor, dead, in the hallway, a chandelier crushing his back, making it appear as though he had walked into the room and then was crushed immediately.
It was clear to the player that Hector was killed by the chandelier when it fell on him and crushed his body, prompting Jones to send him to the morgue for autopsy. However, according to Nathan, the chandelier had crashed down with such an inhuman force that it seemed supernatural. When asked what he meant by "supernatural", Nathan replied that he had calculated the impact velocity of the chandelier's fall, and that it weighed 220 pounds and fell from 13 feet. He said that if the chandelier would have fallen naturally, then it could not have crushed the victim like it did. Nathan had also found traces of petroleum jelly smeared on Hector's clothes from which he discovered that the killer was in contact with petroleum jelly.
Killer and motives
The killer turned out to be Hector's wife, Gloria Fernandez.
A few days back, when Aurelio (the Fernandez's baby boy) died, Hector lied to everyone and said that their house was haunted and that it had killed their baby boy. One night, when Hector was drunk, he admitted to Gloria that he was not watching Aurelio like he was supposed to, and that Aurelio was crawling around the house, and accidentally slipped and fell from the top landing onto the stairs. Since Hector could not remember telling the truth, Gloria decided to give him a drug that made him believe that the house was really haunted. Day by day, Hector became more and more scared, and when the time was right, Gloria took the opportunity and killed her husband by crushing him under a chandelier.
- Hector's death at the hands of his wife is one of the six instances of domestic homicide in Grimsborough. Five other domestic incidents are as follows:
- Mikhail Levin killed his father, Anton Levin in A Russian Case (Case #5 of Grimsborough).
- Scott Greene killed his stepmother, Aileen Greene in Family Blood (Case #15 of Grimsborough).
- Misha Goshwalla killed her sister, Rani Goshwalla in Murder on Campus (Case #32 of Grimsborough).
- Peggy Buxton killed her son, Hank Buxton in The Scent of Death (Case #44 of Grimsborough).
- Susan Huckabee killed her brother, Stuart Huckabee in A Brave New World (Case #52 of Grimsborough).