Boy Found Doused in Acid, Twin Sister Dead

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) - A doctor is having trouble treating a 10-year-old boy who was found doused in acid in a toxic pickup truck with his dead twin sister.

Dr. Walter Lambert said at a court hearing Wednesday he is having difficulty treating the boy because he doesn't know what kind of chemical agent was used. The doctor says the burns are progressing and he is considering moving the boy to a burn unit.

The boy, his sister and their father were found on the side of Interstate 95 on Monday.

Authorities say the father, Jorge Barahona, has admitted to putting his dead daughter in the truck and was so distraught he was driving someplace to kill himself.

Barahona has been accused of aggravated child abuse, but authorities expect more charges.
Associated Press writer Jennifer Kay contributed to this report
in Miami and Matt Sedensky in West Palm Beach.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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