TULLYTOWN, Pa. (CBS/AP) — A Pennsylvania couple has been arrested after police say the mother and father abused their infant twin daughters so badly the girls could’ve died.

Police say Melissa Shales called 911 in March saying one of her daughter’s was having trouble breathing. Police say they arrived to a squalid apartment that had rounds of ammunition strewn on the floor.

The girls were hospitalized in Philadelphia. Both had broken legs and were malnourished. One had a broken rib and a spinal injury. Doctors told police their injuries weren’t accidental.

In a Facebook post, Tullytown Borough Police along with Bucks County District Attorney announced their arrest following a child abuse investigation.

“Defendants were both arraigned by DJ Gallagher and remanded to the Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500,000.00 10% each. The children have been placed for their safety and a condition of bail is a no contact clause with the children.”

Police say Shales admitted doing things to the twins to get a reaction out of her husband, Michael.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. No attorney information was available.

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