A California couple have been arrested and charged in the killing of their two adopted sons, who have been missing since 2020, according to court and police records.

Trezell West and Jacqueline West were arrested Tuesday, Jason Townsend, a lieutenant with the police department in Bakersfield, California, told local media.

Both have been charged with two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of willful cruelty to a child and one count of false report of an emergency, according to Kern County Superior Court online records.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

California Couple Arrested
A California couple has been arrested for the alleged murder of their two adopted sons who have been missing since 2020, according to court and police records. Above, the lights of a police vehicle are seen.
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