Lawyers decline to discuss torture allegations, suspects to be arraigned Tuesday

Dec 15, 2015 4:43 PM by News Staff

Attorneys for two people arrested in an abuse investigation that led authorities to the bodies of two children in a storage unit have declined to comment.

Tami Joy Huntsman, 39, and Gonzalo Curiel, 17, have not been charged in the deaths of the 3-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy. The two children were found dead in a Redding storage unit.

Instead, Huntsman and Curiel were arrested after the same investigation led to a 9-year-old girl in a house in Quincy. The Plumas County Sheriff's Office says the girl was starved and injured.

Both are charged with felony child abuse, torture and mayhem and are scheduled to be arraigned in Plumas County Tuesday at 3 p.m. Each is jailed on $1 million bail.

The relationship between Huntsman, Curiel and the children involved remains unclear.

Attorneys Douglas Prouty, who represents the 39-year-old, and Robert Zernich, who represents the 17-year-old, declined to comment.

The deaths are under investigation by the Redding Police Department.

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