20-year-old gets 3 life terms for torturing, killing 2 kids

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to three life terms for torturing and killing two children whose bodies were found in a California storage unit.

The Salinas California reported that Gonzalo Curiel was sentenced Wednesday for the 2015 killings of a 6-year-old boy and his 3-year-old sister. Curiel also was convicted of torturing their 9-year-old sister in their Salinas apartment.

The children were in the care of their relative and Curiel’s former girlfriend, 42-year-old Tami Huntsman. She pleaded guilty in February to two counts of murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

Authorities found the oldest child injured in the backseat of an SUV in December 2015.

The girl told investigators that Huntsman and Curiel killed her younger siblings on Thanksgiving after she was caught stealing a bagel.


This item corrects the age of the boy who died.


Information from: KSBW-TV.

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