South Florida woman guilty in torture death of adopted daughter

Carmen Barahona
Posted at 2:40 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 14:44:06-05

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida woman has pleaded guilty in the torture death of her adopted 10-year-old daughter nine years ago.

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Under the deal Friday, 69-year-old Carmen Barahona would get a life prison sentence in exchange for testimony against her husband, Jorge Barahona. They were charged in the 2011 death of Nubia Barahona.

Nubia Barahona
The body of Nubia Barahona was found on Valentine's Day 2011, soaked with chemicals in the back of her father's truck along Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach.

Her chemical-doused body was found in the back of her father's pickup truck along Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County. Her twin brother was injured but survived.

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The case roiled the state Department of Children & Families because so many signs of abuse were missed.