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California woman arrested after starving her 3 year-old twins

November 28, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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A Southern California mother who allegedly starved and abused her twin 3-year-old sons leaving them severely malnourished, bruised and one with a fractured jaw has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

Courtney Lynn Stewart, 24, of Murietta, California, was charged on suspicion of willful harm or injury to a child and corporal punishment or injury to a child, according to Murrieta Police Department officials.

An investigation commenced when officials at the the Rancho Springs Hospital notified the Murietta Police Department when one of the twins was admitted earlier in November weighing less than 15 pounds and with suspicious bruises on his body.

The child was immediately transported to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, where he currently remains in critical condition.

Investigators went to the Stewarts home and discovered the little boy’s twin brother, who was also severely malnourished and had a fractured jaw.

He was also hospitalized, and now under the care of Riverside County Child Protective Services.

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