New details released in Jorge Barahona jail beating
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Local 10 News obtained a police report Friday in connection with the jailhouse beating of Jorge Barahona, who is accused of killing his adopted 10-year-old daughter. Before they jumped him, they covered up nearby security cameras so the beating wouldn’t be captured, the report stated. According to the report, Barahona had multiple bruises on his face after the beating, as well as a bloody nose and a small cut on the left side of his nose. According to detectives, Barahona murdered his adopted daughter, Nubia Barahona, in February 2011. MUGSHOTS: Inmates accused of attacking Jorge Barahona
Police: Inmates attack man accused in girl’s torture death
MIAMI – Authorities say five South Florida inmates beat up an accused child killer as he slept because “of the nature of his pending charges.”They’ve been charged with battery by a detainee for the March 1 attack on 53-year-old Jorge Barahona. Barahona is accused of killing his adopted 10-year-old daughter Nubia Barahona in February 2011. Investigators said she and her twin brother Victor were tortured for months. Her body was found soaked with chemicals in the back of her father’s truck along an interstate. Last year Carmen Barahona pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges.
Man, 52, in torture death of 10-year-old adopted daughter appears in court
ALLAPATTAH, Fla. – Jorge Barahona, who faces the death penalty if convicted, appeared in Miami-Dade County court on Wednesday, as he begins to feel the weight of justice in the torture and death of his 10-year-old adopted daughter, Nubia. Nubia Barahona was found dead on Valentine's Day 2011 in her adoptive father's truck on the side of Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach. Carmen Barahona (right) has agreed to testify against her husband, Jorge Barahona (left), in the death of their adopted daughter. Jorge Barahona’s wife, Carmen Barahona, recently pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges. Jorge Barahona is facing eight counts of child abuse, seven counts of child neglect with no great bodily harm, child neglect with great bodily harm, child abuse with great bodily harm, attempted first-degree murder, dead human body abuse and first-degree murder.
Putney’s Perspective: ‘Justice delayed’ in torture death of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona is ‘justice denied’
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Local 10 News Senior Political Reporter Michael Putney is critical of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle’s handling of the case in the 2011 torture death of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona in Miami-Dade. The cases against Nubia’s adoptive parents, Carmen Barahona, 69, and Jorge Barahona, 52, continued while her twin brother, Victor, who survived the abuse waited for justice. After Carmen Barahona pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges on Friday, Fernandez Rundle released a statement saying her sentencing will be deferred until she testifies against Jorge Barahona, who faces the death penalty if convicted.
Carmen Barahona pleads guilty, agrees to testify against husband in death of adopted daughter
MIAMI – A mother accused of starving, torturing and killing her adopted daughter pleaded guilty Friday and has agreed to testify against her husband. Under the terms of the plea deal, Carmen Barahona, 69, will be spared a death sentence and instead spend the rest of her life in prison. Carmen Barahona (right) has agreed to testify against her husband, Jorge Barahona (left), in the death of their adopted daughter. Jorge Barahona, 52, faces trial in April. “My prosecution team remains vigilant in obtaining justice against Jorge Barahona for the horrific acts he is responsible for against these innocent children,” Fernandez Rundle said.