Miami-Dade Names Street After Child Abuse Victim

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MIAMI (AP) -- Miami-Dade County has named a street after a
10-year-girl who died after chronic child abuse and launched a new
poster to make people aware of an abuse hotline.

Officials on Friday renamed a portion of a street "Nubia Way"
after Nubia Barahona. Her decomposing body was found in her
father's truck along Interstate 95 in February. Her twin brother
Victor was badly burned by a toxic chemical.

Their adoptive parents Jorge and Carmen Barahona have pleaded
not guilty to a first-degree murder and child abuse charges. The
state is seeking the death penalty.

The poster features a teddy bear covered in bandages and urges
people to speak up if they suspect child abuse. The Department of
Children & Families' abuse hotline is: 1-800-96-ABUSE.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
AP-NY-10-22-11 0301EDT


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