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Murder of Nubia Barahona

On Behalf of | Aug 23, 2023 | Firm News |

Nubia Docter Barahona, a ten-year-old American girl, was abused and murdered on February 11, 2011. Her body was found February 14, 2011, wrapped in a plastic garbage bag in the bed of her adoptive father’s pickup truck on the side of I-95 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Her body had partially decomposed from being covered in chemicals, possibly pesticides. Her twin brother, Victor Docter Barahona, was in the cab of the truck with his father, suffering seizures from chemical burns and inhalation of toxic gas.

Her adoptive parents Jorge and Carmen Barahona were indicted on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and child neglect on March 23, 2011. They face the death penalty if convicted.

The case has sparked outrage from Florida citizens and officials regarding the Florida Department of Children and Families‘ handling of previous allegations of abuse by the Barahonas.

By The Miami Herald.