Nubia Barahona

Department Of Children And Families Logo (Source: DCF)

DCF Considers Working With Law Enforcement On Child Investigations

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.

07/31/2013

Nubia Barahona (Photo provided by CBS4 Viewer)

DCF Launches New Safety Training

The Department of Children and Families will train more than 5,000 employees to use a new and improved approach to investigations.

CBS Miami–07/01/2013

Catalina Bruno (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Mother Accused Of Killing Baby Cries Like Baby In Court

Wearing a red, “high profile” prisoner jumpsuit, Catalina Bruno wept uncontrollably in a Miami-Dade Courtroom Wednesday.

05/29/2013

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Two Years After Barahona Murder, DCF Debuts New Abuse Hotline

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.

CBS4–12/13/2012

Carmen and Jorge Barahona

Barahonas Ordered To Start Attending Hearings

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.

CBS4–05/10/2012

(Source: CBS4) Miami-Dade County launched anti-child abuse campaign and will place this poster in all Miami-Dade County buildings.

Scott Signs Bills Making Child Abuse Reporting Everyone’s Job

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed off on a group of bills he said will expand protections for victims of sexual and domestic violence while bolstering penalties for educational institutions and law enforcement agencies that look the other way.

04/28/2012

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One Year Anniversary Of Nubia Barahona’s Death

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.

02/14/2012

(Source: CBS4) Miami-Dade officers Hawood and Castillo, killed in the line of duty

Flashback 2011: News Headliners In South Florida

A look back at the headline grabbing stories that filled 2011 in South Florida.

CBS4–12/30/2011

Workers in Haz-mat suits carefully examing the contents of Jorge Barahona's truck.  (Source: CBS4)

New Tapes Document Confusion On Day Toxic Truck Was Found

Newly released video in the Barahona murder investigation shows Jorge Barahona walking into a Publix on the day police believe he killed his 10-year-old step daughter, Nubia.

CBS4–12/08/2011

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Date Set In Rilya Wilson Murder Trial

After eleven years and series of delays, the murder trial of foster child Rilya Wilson will take place early next year.

CBS4–11/23/2011

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