Authorities say, the parents hit Victor and Nubia with a shoe, whip or broom, bound their hands and feet, and locked them in a bathroom, sometimes for days. Nubia's body was found in the back of Jorge Barahona's truck. Victor, who survived, was doused in a toxic chemical.More >>
A judge granted a request to transfer Jorge Barahona to jail in Miami-Dade County Monday morning where he and his wife, Carmen, are facing murder charges in the brutal beating death of their adoptive daughter, Nubia.More >>
The investigative panel investigating the handling of Nubia Barahona has issued its report. Among the findings: "The red flag of caution and warning was raised many times: By teachers and principals, by a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) and her attorney, by a nurse, by a psychologist, by Nubia's "family" stonewalling the search for fundamental information. But nobody seemingly put it all together."More >>
Two high level executives are among a handful who resigned from the Department of Children and Families after the agency has come under scrutiny in recent weeks over the death of a 10-year-old foster girl at the hands of her adoptive parents.More >>
WEST PALM BEACH (WFLX)---After two days of deliberations, the jury found D'Andre Bannister guilty of second degree murder.
He was also convicted of Aggravated Child Abuse and Kidnapping- Victim Under 13..
Today, closing arguments took place in the trial of the West Palm man accused of beating his step son, four-year-old year old Tarquez Woodson, to death in 2002.
Bannister claimed the boy fell out of a tree, and his lawyers said that caused the boy's severe brain and internal injuries. The County's Child Protection Team testified that the boy would have gotten other injuries if that were the case.
There will be a separate day scheduled for his sentencing.