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Dogs found in ideal condition in home where 13 siblings held captive

Dogs found in ideal condition in home where 13 siblings held captive

Yet that's what Riverside County authorities accused David Turpin, 56, and his wife, Louise Turpin, 49, of doing to their children this week.

He said: "They thought it would make them millions and household names".

Investigations are ongoing at the Turpin house in Perris, California. They would then be hogtied when they tried to escape.

Prosecutors laid out horrifying details of the allegations but didn't offer any theories about the motivation for what they called an escalating climate of brutality that began in Texas and ended in a small, close-knit desert town a couple of hours southeast of Los Angeles. Both David and Louise Turpin were listed among the survivors in his obituary. Louise Turpin identified herself as a housewife in a 2011 bankruptcy filing. The most recent shots, from 2016, show the parents beaming after they apparently renewed their wedding vows and posed with an Elvis impersonator.

It's also possible, Perry told the AP, that the Turpins got the older children to help them police the younger ones and make them complicit in the process.

Equally weird are claims that the House of Horror parents each giving all thirteen children a name starting with the letter J (as opposed to K as the Kardashian clan famously have....), with the couple adamant that they start trying for a fourteen child in the near future despite what appeared to be a series of unresolvable financial quandaries.

Having many children must run in the family: Elizabeth Flores has seven children while her sister Teresa reportedly has six, according to Inside Edition. They were found so malnourished they have nerve damage.

The oldest, a 29-year-old woman, weighed only 82lb according to Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin.

BENJAMIN PURPER, BYLINE: Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin held a press conference where he detailed the condition that the siblings had been living in for years. She had been trying to escape for two years, Hestrin said. They said they had not seen the couple in at least four or five years.

Hundreds of journals have been found in the home where the thirteen children were held captive.

Dr Bernard Gallagher, a child protection expert at the University of Huddersfield, says: "I see a lot of cases of neglect, where children are not washed or fed properly, but you don't often get cases of children being tortured, where the abuse seems calculated".

The pets were described as "friendly" and leash-trained.

"Only last month Louise told me her and David we planning to have another child", he told the Sunday People.

- CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) January 18, 2018Other punishments including beatings, strangulation.

Not even the neighbors knew that 13 siblings, aged 2 to 29, were being kept in captivity, deprived of sleep and food, allowed only one shower a year and chained to beds inside their Perris home.

According to a statement from the City of Perris, two Maltese-mix dogs found at the home of David and Louise Turpin appear "healthy" and are available for adoption.

While the report did not quote any police or investigators, it said the revelations had come from sources close to the investigation.

"The parents would buy food for themselves and not allow the children to eat, " Hestrin said. On Sunday, three children had been shackled to beds, though the parents freed two of them - ages 11 and 14 - when officers knocked on the door, Hestrin said.

Betty and James Turpin of Princeton, West Virginia say they were in shock when they learned of the arrest of their son David Turpin and his wife, Louise Turpin this week. Several of his children were enrolled last school year.


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