In the state of Florida, the child death toll rate continues to climb and officials, along with children’s advocates, are pondering whether a two-fold approach, bringing sheriffs in on child investigations, can help save children’s lives.
Wearing a red, “high profile” prisoner jumpsuit, Catalina Bruno wept uncontrollably in a Miami-Dade Courtroom Wednesday.
Inspired by the merciless killing of a 10-year-old girl by her adoptive parents in 2010, the state Department of Children and Families (DCF) debuted a revamped Florida Abuse Hotline.
Yet another group of documents and recordings were released Monday by attorneys in the murder and child abuse case against Jorge and Carmen Barahona, and with each new documents the horrors done against their adopted twins seem to mount.
They are the mysterious symbols inside a house of horrors. Now CBS4′s Gio Benitez tries to unravel what they meant to Jorge and Carmen Barahona. Could the icons and gestures explain the murder, torture and abuse of their children?
The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office has released new pictures of the Barahona family which present a stark contrast to photos released last week.
Miami-Dade circuit judge Sarah Zabel was expected to announce Wednesday if the adoptive parents of murdered 10-year old Nubia Barahona would be be tried separately. Instead, she issued a notice that her ruling will be delayed until the state’s case is ready to go to trial.
The attorney for the adoptive father of murdered 10-year Nubia Barahona filed a motion in court Tuesday asking the judge to have separate trials for Jorge and Carmen Barahona.
A map created by Carmen Barahona, the foster mother involved in the abuse of her adopted daughter and adopted son, outlines where the children were abused and where Nubia Barahona was killed.
Miami-Dade leaders have renamed a South Florida road Friday in honor of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona, who was found dead in the back of her foster father’s pick-up truck in West Palm Beach.