Dad Accused of Killing Kid: She Tried to Poison Me

Nubia Barahona's chemical-covered body found in Jorge's truck in February
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2011 10:16 AM CDT

(Newser) – The tragic tale of Caylee Anthony isn't the only sad case about a little girl working its way through the Florida court system. Some 930 pages released by Palm Beach County prosecutors yesterday shined a light on Nubia Barahona, whose naked, chemical-covered body was found in adopted father Jorge's truck in February. The Miami Herald focuses on the account of a visit Jorge made to his sister's house on Feb. 12, two days before the body was found. Jorge reportedly told his sister that he tied up Nubia and brother Victor because they attempted to poison him.

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He called Victor into the room; the records say the boy said, "Oh, we put rat poison in your drink." The records also note that Jorge repeated the poison claim many times. His wife told detectives that he "was afraid because they were saying that they were putting poison in the food." The AP adds that Jorge said Nubia tried to poison him by putting baby oil in his soda. The police report also states that Victor heard his sister scream for "a long period of time" on Feb. 11, three days before her decomposing body was found. Jorge and wife Carmen Barahona have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and several abuse and neglect charges. (Click for the latest from the Casey Anthony trial.)

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