Jorge and Carmen Barahona, accused of brutally killing and beating their adopted daughter, are scheduled to appear in court Friday.
The Florida Department of Children and Families and attorneys for the state’s legislature want to put a hold on a deal to pay nearly four million dollars to settle a lawsuit over the gruesome death of 10-year old Nubia Barahona and the torture of her twin brother Victor.
The adoptive sister of Nubia Barahona, a young girl who died in the custody of her adoptive parents, has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Children and Families.
The Miami man accused of killing his 10-year-old adoptive daughter and nearly killing her twin brother wants his attempted murder trial moved out of Palm Beach County.
Gov. Rick Scott has proposed nearly $40 million in additional funding for child protection in the next state budget. Most of the money would go to reduce caseloads for child protective investigators, as blue-ribbon panels and advocates have long advised.
The Department of Children and Families will train more than 5,000 employees to use a new and improved approach to investigations.
Charged with beating their adoptive daughter to death, Jorge and Carmen Barahona have skipped most of their court hearings due to intense media coverage. But that’s about to change.
On the one year anniversary of the death of 10-year old Nubia Barahona, the head of Department of Children and Families says they’ve made progress towards making sure this tragedy never happens again.
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.
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