Florida mom arrested in death of daughter found in pest control truck
Carmen Barahona and her husband had been at the center of multiple complaints to Florida's Department of Children and Families regarding their adopted children.
March 5th, 2011
08:08 PM ET

Florida mom arrested in death of daughter found in pest control truck

Police in Florida have arrested Carmen Barahona on a murder charge in the death of Nubia Barahona, her adoptive daughter.

Nubia and her twin 10-year-old brother were found in a pest control truck on the side of Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach, Florida, last month. The boy was taken to a hospital and is still being treated for severe burns.

Jorge Barahona, the twins' adoptive father, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder with a weapon and aggravated child abuse with a weapon in the case.

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  1. Granola Bar

    Sick that EVERYONE suspected something and NoONE YELLED hard enough to be heard. No one payed that family SEVERAL VISITS NOT JUST ONE OR TWO! No one Said to mom or dad: Why do your children smell like they're rotting? Why do you NOT bathe your children?? Someone Should have called 911 Not Snail (social) Services.

    March 6, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Granola bar betcher taste good in the morning and make a nice snack in the afternoon

      March 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. coloradoDem

    Isnt it crazy that these horrible people can adopt and be foster parents but gay partners cant!

    March 6, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. Big Game James

    Florida is in need of a huge overhaul of their youth and family services!!

    March 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lucille Edwards

    Incidents like this just makes your skin crawl, please save the children in future.

    March 6, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Chipps

    Is the massive close-up really necessary? Are we supposed to count the warts on her face or what?

    March 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      She doesn't look that bad she looks like Elisabetta Canalis without the makeup...

      March 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sonya

    seems awful funny to me because my mother (mandated reporter) got child services called on her for a wanted bathing suit for district dive meet when she just purchased one for $38 2 months before. They wanna see trivial things but not life threatening an important things!!!!!

    March 11, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
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