Hearing Rescheduled For Couple Charged In Daughter’s Death

MIAMI — A court hearing for a Miami couple accused of beating and killing their adopted daughter has been rescheduled for next month.

Jorge and Carmen Barahona pleaded not guilty to murder charges after their daughter’s body was found partially decomposed in the back of her father’s truck along I-95 in West Palm Beach in 2011. Her brother survived after being doused with a toxic chemical.

Friday’s hearing was postponed until Feb. 19.

Several trial dates have been pushed back. Jorge Barahona also faces attempted murder charges in West Palm Beach. A judge denied his request to move that trial to Miami.

Meanwhile, the state agreed to a $5 million settlement with the boy. He received $1.25 million, but the rest was to come from the Legislature.