Parents Of Shackled, Abused Children Ordered To Stand TrialSuperior Court Judge Bernard Schwartz found probable cause that David and Louise Turpin abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children for years, tossing only a single charge of child endangerment involving their 2-year-old daughter.
Prosecutors Make Case Against Couple Accused Of Starving, Shackling 13 ChildrenIn audio played in the courtroom, the 17-year-old girl who escaped sounded nervous and scared as she told 911 her sisters were chained up in the house and were waking up crying all the time.
Details Of Children's Torture, Abuse Unleashes Outpouring Of SupportThe home where the Turpin children endured abuse and torture allegedly at the hands of their own parents has become a memorial of sorts, where members of the community have been leaving candles, stuffed animals, and notes of love and support.
'I Never Heard Them': Neighbors Recall Turpin Children As Quiet, Skittish During Rare SightingsNearly all the residents in a Perris neighborhood expressed disbelief that anyone even lived in the nondescript Turpin home, much less with so many children. Many recalled never seeing more than three at a time.