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Adoptive father accused of murder and aggravated child abuse jumped in jail

JORGE BARAHONA
Jorge Barahona sits with handcuffed, and wearing chains on his ankles in a Miami-Dade courtroom Monday, March 28, 2011. He and his wife Carmen Barahona were arraigned on first degree murder charges in the murder of foster child Nubia Barahona. State prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. (AP Photo/Tim Chapman, Pool)

MIAMI — Five inmates jumped an accused child killer from South Florida and beat him as he slept.
The motive for the attack: “the nature of his pending charges,” authorities said in a police report.

All five have been charged with battery by a detainee for the March 1 attack on Jorge Barahona at the Miami-Dade County jail.

Barahona, 53, suffered bruises on his face, a nosebleed and a small cut on his nose, the Miami Herald reported.

Barahona is accused of killing his adopted 10-year-old daughter, Nubia Barahona, in February 2011 after investigators said he tortured her and her twin brother, Victor, for months.

Listen to Karen Curtis’ Full Rigor True Crime Podcast on the topic.
Episode 17: “Barahona Toxic Truck Twin Tragedy”

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.
The child’s body 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.

His wife, Carmen Barahona, 69, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges last year and is expected to testify against her husband. He faces the death penalty if convicted at trial.