Jorge Barahona Writes Letter to Judge

Audio recordings that could help his case are being withheld, Barahona says

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    Jorge Barahona

    A Miami man charged with fatally beating his adoptive daughter says audio cassettes that could help his case are being withheld.

    But Jorge Barahona doesn't explain in a two-page letter to the judge exactly how the recordings he made of conversations between his adoptive foster daughter and son could help. He says one of the tapes records him calling a state-appointed guardian who monitored the children.

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    The Miami Herald reported that prosecutors haven't heard the tapes.

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