Child details torture by adopted parents in Nubia Barahona case | Miami Herald

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CRIME January 20, 2017 7:32 PM
Years later, a child witness fills in disturbing details in infamous Miami abuse case


Nubia Barahona, 10, was found dead in the back of her adoptive father’s pick-up truck in Broward on Valentines Day. WFOR-CBS4 WFOR-CBS4
BY DAVID OVALLE
dovalle@miamiherald.com


Six years ago, 10-year-old twins were discovered in horrifying condition in a pickup truck parked along Interstate 95 — the body of Nubia Barahona, a girl with an incandescent smile, was badly beaten, soaked in chemicals and decomposing inside a garbage bag in the truck bed; her brother Victor was in the cab, badly burned by chemicals.
Their adopted father, an exterminator named Jorge Barahona, was passed out nearby.
The appalling case rocked Florida’s child welfare agency, which had received numerous abuse complaints against Barahona and his wife, Carmen, but repeatedly left the children in the couple’s custody.

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