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.
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