Jorge Barahona, Accused Child Killer, Beaten by Fellow Inmates

Florida man allegedly murdered his adopted daughter in 2011
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2021 1:40 AM CST
Jorge Barahona, Accused Child Killer, Beaten by Fellow Inmates
This undated file photo provided by the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office shows Jorge Barahona.   (AP Photo/Palm Beach Sheriff's Office via Palm Beach Post)

The Florida man accused of murdering his adopted daughter in 2011 and nearly doing the same to her 10-year-old twin brother was recently targeted by five fellow inmates at the Miami-Dade Jail. Jorge Barahona, whose daughter's chemical-soaked body was found in a garbage bag in his pest control truck, was beaten while he slept due to "the nature of his pending charges," per a police report cited by the Miami Herald. All five men were charged. Barahona, 53, faces the death penalty. His trial, delayed due to the COVID pandemic, has not yet been rescheduled. His ex-wife took a deal for life in prison and will testify against him. (Read more Jorge Barahona stories.)

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