Jorge Barahona wants new attorney
Man accused of killing foster daughter in 2011
MIAMI – A man accused of killing his foster daughter wants a new public defender.
Jorge Barahona wrote a letter asking a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge to appoint him a new attorney. He claims in the letter that his current attorney has withheld evidence in his case.
Prosecutors said Barahona was found inside a truck on Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach on Feb. 14, 2011. The body of his foster daughter, Nubia, was found in the back of the truck. Her twin brother, Victor, was found in the front seat of the truck, critically burned by chemicals. He has recovered from those injuries.
Carmen and Jorge Barahona, the twins' foster parents, are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nubia Barahona.
They have both pleaded not guilty and are being held without bond. They face the death penalty if convicted.
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