The bodies of two children beaten and tortured were discovered on Monday inside of a storage locker in Redding, California.
Police said that a third child, an abused girl, is fighting for her life after undergoing surgery at a local hospital.
Thirty nine year old, Tami Joy Huntsman and seventeen year old, Gonzalo Curiel are being held on charges including felony child abuse, torture and mayhem.
Police said that the case is being investigated as a homicide with an autopsy pending.
According to local media in Redding the dead children are said to be three and five years old.