An American couple from California of 50 and 57 years old was on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment for the years of abuse and neglect of twelve of their thirteen children.
The children between the ages of 2 and 29 years old were beaten, tortured, tied up and starved. According to prosecutors, the children were often bedridden, and they were allowed only one time per year for showering.
A year ago escaped their seventeen year old daughter who contacted the police. They would two years have been working on an escape plan.
A child of twelve had the weight of a seven-year-old at the time that the atrocities have come to light.
David and Louise Turpin argued in February, guilty to fourteen offences. The mother showed the court, remorse and said they had any regrets of what her children had done.
The children were also a statement in the court. So said a son and daughter that they in spite of everything of their parents.