Couple who starved and tortured 12 of its 13 children sentenced to life imprisonment
A US couple who starved and locked up 12 of their 13 children have been jailed for life.
David and Louise Turpin were sentenced during an emotional hearing that saw some of the youngsters speak publicly about the abuse for the first time.
The sentencing comes more than a year after the couple’s 17-year-old daughter jumped out of a window of the family’s squalid home in California to tell police that some of her siblings were chained to their beds.
A recording of the emergency call she made to police was released in which she revealed the horrific abuse suffered by her and her siblings.