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.
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.
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 Miami-Dade court judge ruled Thursday that 18 items in Carmen and Jorge Barahona’s file would be made public after months of back and forth debates with media attorneys who argued for transparency.
Statements made by a South Florida couple who face first-degree murder charges for the death of their 10-year-old adoptive daughter Nubia will remain sealed, a judge ruled Thursday.
The public and the news media will be kept out of the dependency court hearings for the three surviving adopted children of Jorge and Carmen Barahona, the Miami-Dade couple accused of fatally abusing one of their children.
An appeal filed by a former DCF child abuse investigator involved in the Barahona case was dismissed. Andrea Fleary filed the appeal after she was fired and claimed that her dismissal was inappropriate because she made no mistakes in her investigation.
The public defender tasked with defending Jorge Barahona asked a judge to be withdrawn from the case.
Lawyers for Jorge and Carmen Barahona have asked a judge to keep the evidence in the case of the South Florida parents arrested for allegedly beating and murdering their 10-year-old from being released to the media.