Monthly Archives: January 2015

Couple Charged In Adoptive Daughter’s Death Back In Court

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2015/01/30/couple-charged-in-adopt… Couple Charged In Adoptive Daughter’s Death Back In Court Jorge and Carmen Barahona, accused of brutally killing and beating their adopted daughter, are scheduled to appear in court Friday. The Barahonas pleaded not guilty to murder charges after their daughter, Nubia, was found partially decomposed in the back of her father’s truck along I-95 in 2011. Her brother, Victor, Continue Reading...

$900,000 settlement reached in death of man in Key West police custody | News – Home

http://www.local10.com/news/900000-settlement-reached-in-dea… $900,000 settlement reached in death of man in Key West police custody The city of Key West has reached a $900,000 settlement with the family of a Michigan man who died at a hospital while in police custody in 2013. The family of Charles Eimers, 61, of Birch Run, Michigan, sued the city in April in federal court, claiming Continue Reading...

Judge Slams DCF Over Children Not Getting Care

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2015/01/28/judge-slams-dcf-over-ch… Judge Slams DCF Over Children Not Getting Care Florida’s Department of Children and Families has been notorious for its failures to protect children on its watch. Just this month, in yet the latest tragedy, five year-old Phoebe Jonchuck was thrown to her death from a bridge by her father, despite earlier calls to DCF’s hotline that the man was Continue Reading...

Illegal License Tag Leads to Marijuana Grow House

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Illegal-Tag-Leads-to-Mari… Illegal License Tag Leads to Marijuana Grow House Miami-Dade Police arrested five people after a traffic stop led them to a marijuana grow house in the northwest part of the county Wednesday. Police were conducting a narcotics investigation when they stopped a gold Toyota Camry with a false license tag on it. The car belonged to 45-year-old Orin Tong. Continue Reading...

Dad Charged After Baby Dies in Fall in Orlando

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Dad-Charged-After-Baby-Di… Dad Charged After Baby Dies in Fall in Orlando A young father is charged with child neglect after his 4-month-old daughter died from injuries sustained when her bouncy chair fell from a table. The Orlando Sentinel reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of Mia Valentina Montes Balleste who died Tuesday, two days after falling from Continue Reading...

Woman in Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case Released From Jail

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Woman-in-Florida-Stand-Yo… Woman in Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case Released From Jail A woman who claimed self-defense after prosecutors say she fired a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons will be released from prison as part of a plea agreement for time served. Marissa Alexander on Tuesday was sentenced to the 1,095 days she has already served in Continue Reading...

Florida Licenses More Than 600 New Foster Homes

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2015/01/27/florida-licenses-more-t… Florida Licenses More Than 600 New Foster Homes The Sunshine State’s child welfare officials have recruited hundreds of new foster homes. The increase, to more than 600, comes after lawmakers passed a measure in 2013 aimed at improving the quality of people recruited to become foster parents and help retaining them. The program also works to improve child safety Continue Reading...

International Fugitive Wanted on Child Porn Charges Arrested at MIA

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/International-Fugitive-Wa… International Fugitive Wanted on Child Porn Charges Arrested at MIA A man wanted on a dozen counts of promoting child pornography was arrested at Miami International Airport as he arrived from Belize. Robert Andrew Ragin, 54, was wanted in Brevard County on the child porn charges. The U.S. Marshal’s Service, along with Customs and Border Protection met Ragin at Continue Reading...

Parents Charged After 6 Children Found in Squalid Home

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Parents-Charged-After-6-C… Parents Charged After 6 Children Found in Squalid Home The parents of six central Florida children have been arrested after police discovered them squatting in a house with no electricity or running water and filled with roaches and animal feces.DaQuan Smith, 35, and Eboni Tucker-Smith, 32, were taken into custody along with the children’s grandmother, 50-year-old Delthy Graham. Police Continue Reading...

Resentencing hearing for man in 11-year-old sister’s killing continues | News – Home

http://www.local10.com/news/resentencing-hearing-for-man-in-… Resentencing hearing for man in 11-year-old sister’s killing continues It was witchcraft, Ronald Eric Salazar said. His parents, Samuel and Nuvia Salazar, went to a witch in El Salvador, who said Salazar had inherited a “voodoo” curse from his father. When his parents decided to make the journey to the United States without him in 1991, they left him Continue Reading...
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