Louise and David Turpin, the California couple who made headlines after authorities discovered they’ve been torturing and staring their 13 children, are scheduled to appear in court for the first time since they were arrested in December. The Turpin couple pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Turpin Couple Kept Children Locked in Separate Rooms, ‘Encouraged’ Them to Keep Journals
David Turpin and his spouse, the monstrous couple who coined the expression ‘California’s House of Horror’ are expected to show up for their preliminary hearing. Riverside’s Superior Court will have to decide if the prosecution amassed enough evidence to incriminate the Turpin couple.
Jack Osborn, the attorney representing the couple’s adult children, declared that, in the months following their rescue, they showed remarkable resilience and that they are more than determined to put their past behind.
More than that, according to Mr. Osborn, all of the partook in music therapy and even attended a Yo-Yo Ma concert. They’ve also spoken with their younger siblings over Skype. As to the faith of Turpin’s smaller children, the social services declined to comment.
Last year, in December, the Turpin couple was taken into custody after their 17-year-old daughter escaped the house and called the authorities.
To a certain degree, all those involved in the California House of Horror case have been touched, horrified or outraged.
According to the police report, all 13 children, with ages ranging from 2 to 29, were kept in small rooms, without TV, smartphones, Internet, running water, food or water.
However, the Turpin couple would often ‘encourage’ them to keep up journals. The authorities later retrieved these journals which are to be used during David’s and Louise’s trial.
David Mancher, the attorney representing David Turpin, declined to comment but declared that he’s looking forward to the couple’s preliminary hearing.
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