Judge Closes Barahona Custody Hearings

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Court hearings for the children of Jorge and Carmen Barahona will now be closed to the public and media.

That ruling by the Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge overseeing the children's future after their parents allegedly tortured and killed on of their adoptive siblings.

The judge says the decision was in the best interest of the three surviving children.

Jorge and Carmen Barahona are currently awaiting trial on several charges including first degree murder.

Several months ago, the body of Nubia Barahona was found in the back of Jorge's pickup truck in Palm Beach County.