Jorge Barahona trial set in case tied to murder of daughter Nubia
By Daphne Duret
A trial is expected to begin in September in the attempted murder case of Jorge Barahona, the man accused of trying to kill his adopted son in Palm Beach County after authorities say he and his wife murdered the boy’s twin sister in Miami.
Circuit Judge Samantha Schosberg-Feuer this morning set Barahona’s trial for Sept. 28. Prosecutor Jill Richstone and Assistant Public Defender James Snowden estimate the trial will last eight to nine days.
On the morning of Valentine’s Day 2011, authorities found 10-year-old Nubia Barahona’s decomposing body just feet away from her brother, Victor, inside Jorge Barahona’s pest control truck along Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach.
Jorge Barahona and his wife Carmen are facing murder charges in connection with Nubia’s death in a death-penalty case in Miami. Jorge Barahona, who remains jailed in Miami, did not appear in Palm Beach County court for this morning’s hearing.