Three year old twin sons living in Murietta, California were abused by their 24 year old mother, who has been arrested, authorities say.

The children were starved so badly that one weighed only 15 pounds. The other was also found by police to be badly malnourished, and had

a fractured jaw at the time of discovery. Police began investigations when one of the children was taken to the hospital in critical condition on Nov. 7th. The boy had bruises all over

his body. The children are now under care of protective services in the area. The mother, Courtney Lynn Stewart, faces charges of willful harm to a child, and remains in jail.