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The couple have been charged with murder after their "gravely emaciated" children were found by a grandmother (Image: @vk.com)
A couple allegedly left their 16-week-old twins to starve alone without food for four days as they went out partying.
Their baby son was in a coma and died in hospital soon after their “gravely emaciated” children were found by their grandmother.
The couple’s daughter is now fighting for her life at a hospital in Russia’s Kamchatka region.
Mother Margarita Yanayeva, 23, is accused of “lying” to friends, telling them her babies were in hospital with coronavirus, say reports.
In fact, she and partner Alexey, 35, from Vilyuchinsk, allegedly left them locked at home all alone while they went partying for four days, according to law enforcement.
Margarita Yanayeva with her husband Alexey
Their son died from “starvation” and his little twin sister is desperately weak in intensive care.
“In the course of four days they were not feeding the children, and did not arrange alternative care for them,” said an investigation source.
Instead they “subjected them to hunger, did not ensure hygiene, leaving the minors were in a socially dangerous state”.
Margarita Yanayeva is accused of subjecting her children to extreme hunger
The children were eventually found by a grandmother who became concerned at not being able to reach the couple by phone, despite their region being under lockdown.
She immediately called the police.
The couple face up to 20 years in jail if convicted of murder of the helpless twin boy.
They also face charges over failing in their parental duties, and subjecting their children to danger.