Nubia Barahona

Carmen and Jorge Barahona (Source: CBS4)

Bill Calls For State To Pay $3.75M In Barahona Case

A South Florida senator filed a proposal Friday that calls for the state to pay $3.75 million in a settlement stemming from the high-profile 2011 murder of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona and injuries suffered by her twin brother, Victor.

07/31/2015

Carmen and Jorge Barahona (Source: CBS4)

Couple Charged In Adoptive Daughter’s Death Back In Court

Jorge and Carmen Barahona, accused of brutally killing and beating their adopted daughter, are scheduled to appear in court Friday.

01/30/2015

John Jonchuck  (Source: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

DCF Promises Changes After Death Of Child Thrown From Bridge

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is promising swift changes in how they respond to potential child abuse cases amid an investigation into the death of a 5-year old thrown from a Florida bridge.

01/13/2015

Nubia Barahona (Photo provided by CBS4 Viewer)

DCF Wants To Put Nubia Barahona Settlement On Hold

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.

12/15/2014

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Scott Child Protection Claims Disputed

During the gubernatorial debate Wednesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott said child protection has improved under his watch especially compared to that of his opponent former Governor Charlie Crist.

10/16/2014

Nubia Barahona (Photo provided by CBS4 Viewer)

Sister Of Brutally Slain Nubia Barahona Sues DCF

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.

09/16/2014

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Grand Jury Report Sparks Debate On DCF Reforms After Barahona Death

A Miami-Dade grand jury on Tuesday released a report on reforms implemented by Florida’s child welfare system after the gruesome death of Nubia Barahona, whose adoptive parents are awaiting trial for her 2011 death.

06/25/2014

Carmen and Jorge Barahona (Source: CBS4)

Barahona Seeks To Have Attempted Murder Trial Moved To Miami

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.

CBS Miami–04/11/2014

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On Opening Day, Florida Senate Pushes Plan For Child Welfare Reform

Senate President Don Gaetz on Tuesday vowed to make reforming Florida’s child-welfare system a top priority of the 2014 legislative session, as a Senate panel continued its push for specific proposals to do the job.

03/04/2014

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State Tries To Break Cycle Of Crisis-Driven Reform At DCF

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.

01/15/2014

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