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Barhonas' biological granddaughter tried to save twins

MIAMI (WFLX) - The biological father of the Victor and Nubia Barahona is speaking out for the first time.

Victor Bustillo told a reporter for WTVJ he knew he couldn't trust Carmen and Jorge Barahona. "I had a strong feeling, I had a strong feeling they wasn't good people."

He hasn't been allowed to contact the children since he lost custody after his arrest for accusations of sexual assault against another child.

Meanwhile, the twins' adopted mother, Carmen Barahona, announced through her attorney she is filing for divorce from Jorge Barahona.

He remains at the Palm Beach County jail charged with attempted murder and child abuse. Carmen has not been charged, nor has anyone been charged in connection with 10-year-old Nubia's death either.

Tuesday morning, in a Miami court, a judge ruled in the case involving the Barahonas' biological granddaughter, 6-year-old Alessandra Perez.

It was the Alessandra who made the call to the DCF hotline in an effort to save her adopted aunt and uncle, Victor and Nubia. Their bodies were found in Jorge's truck on the side of I-95 in West Palm Beach a few days after Alessandra's call was made.

Nubia's body was in a bag covered in chemicals in the back of the pick-up truck.

Victor was found convulsing in the passenger seat, covered in chemicals, as well.

The DCF attorney alleged the girl, who reported the abuse, was threatened by her mother not to tell anyone about the on-going horrors in the Barahonas' West Miami-Dade home.

The judge ruled to deny the mother contact with her daughter, and instead leave the girl in her father's care.

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