California couple who allegedly tortured and shackled children ordered to stand trial

Riverside Calif. The couple have pleaded not guilty to child abuse torture and other charges. (Watchara Phomicind

Prosecutors argued in court that the children, whose ages ranged from 2 to 29, were exposed to poor living conditions and showed evidence that the couple chained their children to beds and deprived them of food. The 17-year-old alleged that she and her siblings would be chained up for one or two months and only freed to brush their teeth or use the bathroom, a law enforcement officer who interviewed the teen testified Wednesday. One 11-year-old girl was allegedly found with arms the size of an infant!

Jack Osborn, a lawyer for the adult children, said no decision was reached on appointing the Riverside County as their long-term guardian.

Bailiffs cleared the hallway after the appearance to make way for the adult children who were ushered out of view. Horrific testimony of starvation, squalor and freakish punishment was presented over two days. She was also heard pleading on the call for someone to come and save her siblings. The girl had apparently planned her escape for two years and was "terrified" as she climbed out of a window of the home, according to Manuel's testimony.

And when she struggled to remember the address of the home, the 911 operator asked her if she was around the corner from her house. "My sisters, they wake up crying", she said, CBS Los Angeles reported. The couple has pleaded not guilty to torture, child abuse and all other charges. Both remain jailed in lieu of $12 million bail each.

They are due back in court on August 3.

Louise Turpin wiped away tears as prosecutors played a 911 call from their 17-year-old daughter, who escaped the family's Riverside County home in January. "And two of my sisters are chained up".

The young man said he and his siblings had been suspected of stealing food and being disrespectful, Riverside County sheriff's Detective Thomas Salisbury said. A 12-year-old sibling weighed the same as an average 7-year-old.

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Photos of the girls' tiny wrists wrapped in heavy chains drew gasps from some court attendees.

Even more shocking details about what the Turpin children allegedly had to go through have emerged. She had last seen a doctor in 2013 and had never been to a dentist in her life, according to the officer's testimony. David Turpin has also been charged with eight counts of perjury for filing false affidavits certifying that their children were receiving a full-time education in a private day school.

"I can't breathe because of how dirty the house is", she said, via CNN. The girl said that sometimes, her mother pulled her hair so forcefully it would lift her off the ground, Brown said.

Riverside County district attorney's investigator Patrick Morris testified Wednesday that some of the 13 children had severe malnutrition and muscle wasting.

The oldest son attended classes at a community college but investigators have said his mother waited outside the classroom and immediately brought him home after classes.

An 11-year-old girl said that Louise Turpin would often punch them with a closed fist and hit her with an open hand, Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Daniel Brown testified.

The 17-year-old girl who called 911 told police she had not completed the first grade and Morris says it was hard to understand her speech. "I haven't finished first grade". They were not allowed to bathe a few times a year, and if they washed their hands above their wrists, they were chained for "playing with water", Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin told reporters after the Turpins were arrested in January. After she watched a Justin Bieber video on a cell phone, her mother choked her, she told Campos.

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