Plumas County DA drops charges in Redding storage unit deaths

Jan 6, 2016 7:38 PM by News Staff

Plumas County charges in the murders of the 6-year-old Shaun Tara and 3-year-old Delylah Tara found in a storage locker in Redding were dropped Wednesday so the charges can be pursued fully in Monterey County.

Plumas County District Attorney David Hollister filed a motion at 3 p.m. in a Plumas County courtroom stating the multiple counts of torture the suspects Gonzalo Curiel and Tami Joy Huntsman were facing were the same as those filed in Monterey.

In the filing, Hollister stated that because Curiel and Huntsman were in Plumas County for less than two weeks and because many of the witnesses in the case live in Monterey County, the case would be best tried in that jurisdiction.

Hollister also stated that because many of the acts related to the abuse and murder of the children occurred in Monterey County, Plumas County would not have been able to charge the suspects for those crimes.

The suspects are currently being held without bail in the Monterey County Jail in Salinas. They are expected to be arraigned Jan. 8 at 1:30 p.m.

The court documents for Huntsman and Curiel can be viewed here.


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