But it turns out the parents were holding the children hostage in harsh and abusive living conditions. Read on to hear the heartbreaking story.
Father Jorge Barahona, 53, claimed that his daughter Nubia and her twin brother Victor were trying to kill him by putting baby oil in his soda. That’s when he took his anger to a tragic level.
This led to the devastating death of his adopted daughter, 10, and severe burns on her brother’s body. But, once you read what investigators found out about the daily lives of these poor children, you won’t blame them even if they DID try to kill him.
For the last nine months, Jorge and his wife Carmen Barahona had kept Nubia and Victor tied up and locked in the bathroom of their home. The children were whipped with shoes and a blue wire cord, and then left in the bathtub for days, Victor told detectives.
The brave little boy also said that on Feb. 11, 2011, he could hear Nubia being beaten to death after she was taken from the tub. Sounds to me like these kids would absolutely not have had the opportunity to try and kill their captors.
Jorge went to his sister’s house after the murder, sounding distraught, and said: “I’ve lost a child.”
Laura Barahona went to three police stations, but no one would help. Jorge was later found slumped in the front seat of his truck — next to Victor, who was covered in hazardous chemicals.
Nubia’s remains were also covered in chemicals, mutilated, and stuffed in a plastic bag in the flatbed.
When questioned, Jorge said he had been so sad over his daughter’s death — while not indicating how she died — that he planned to drive away and set himself on fire.
The couple have plead not guilty to first degree murder, but will face the death penalty if convicted.
The kids were taken from their birth parents in 2004 because their father was accused of molesting someone and their mother is a drug addict. Truly heartbreaking for them.
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