BREAKING: Perris Couple Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Torture of 12 of their 13 Children

April 19, 2019 - 1:06 pm
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The Perris couple was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison for imprisoning and torturing 12 of their 13 children -- turning their home into a house of horrors.

Life-sentences were handed down this morning to the couple who admitted horribly abusing their children at the family's home in the Riverside County city of Perris.

But David and Louise Turpin will eventually be eligible for parole.

It was an emotional day in court as the two oldest Turpin children spoke at their sentencing.

It was clearly a difficult time for all involved when Louise Turpin’s 30-year-old daughter walked into court. Her mother's face turned red and she began to cry.

She and her husband David watched on as she spoke.

"My parents took my whole life from me but now I am taking my life back," the young woman said.

Their 27-year-old son first read a statement from one of his sisters:

"I love both of my parents so much although it may not have been the best way of raising us, I'm glad they did because it made me the person I am today," the son said.

He began his own statement by saying he could not describe in words what they went through. 

"Sometimes I still have nightmares of things that have happened such as my siblings being chained up," he said. He said he has forgiven them for a lot of the things his parents did to them.

Louise Turpin also spoke, telling her children she was "sorry for everything I've done to hurt you."

On Thursday morning, ABC News released the 911 call that led to the Turpin children's rescue. It came from their 17-year-old daughter Jordan. 

"Do you think anybody in the house needs will need to go to the hospital?" the 911 operator asks the girl.

She told the operator the kids never went out of the home:

The Turpin's have admitted to abusing their children for years, including chaining them to their beds.

In February, a plea deal was reached in the case involving David and Louise Turpin.

Both pled guilty to each of the 14 counts, including one count of torture, according to the Riverside County District Attorney's Twitter.

Hestrin said he met with all of the Turpin children before the hearing and was moved by their optimism and hope for their futures.

-KNX 1070