Formal murder charges filed in Redding storage unit deaths

Dec 21, 2015 6:25 PM by News Staff

Prosecutors in Monterey County have charged a couple with first-degree murder after authorities said severe abuse, torture and neglect caused the death of two young children who were found stuffed in a plastic bin at a Redding storage facility.

According to the criminal complaint, Tami Huntsman and Gonzalo Curiel have been charged with two counts of willful, deliberate and premeditated murder, with special allegations of torture and multiple murder and two counts of torture in the deaths of 3-year-old Delylah Tara and 6-year-old Shaun Tara.

The charges were filed Friday by the Monterey County District Attorney’s office.

Curiel, 17, is being tried as an adult. Huntsman could face the death penalty if convicted.

Huntsman and Curiel were arrested Friday Dec. 11 in Quincy after Plumas County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a 9-year-old girl being abused in Quincy. The girl is recovering from serious injuries and remains hospitalized.

Both suspects have also been charged with felony child abuse in Plumas County.


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