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#UPDATES: Turpin family found abused in Perris, California

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by noZme, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Eldest Turpin Children Discharged from Hospital in What Attorney Describes as 'Birth Into Real World'
    By Benjamin Fearnow On 3/19/18 at 12:30 PM
    Shocking Facebook Live Torture Video Of Man With 'Mental Health Issues'

    Seven of the 13 siblings held captive for years in abhorrent conditions by David and Louise Turpin were released from the hospital this past week in what their attorney described as their first birth into the real world.

    The seven oldest Turpin children, ranging in age from 18 to 29, were released from the Corona Regional Medical Center on Thursday. The children were rescued from their parents’ Riverside, California home in January what police described as a “house of horrors.”

    ABC News reported the seven young adults were taken by their lawyer and public guardian to an undisclosed rural home after being nursed back to health. Parents David, 56, and Louise, 49, are accused of shackling their kids, starving them and allowing one shower per year. If convicted, the Turpin parents face up to 94 years to life in prison.

    Thirty-eight charges were filed by California prosecutors in January against the Turpin family parents, including 12 counts of torture, 12 counts of false imprisonment, seven counts of abuse of a dependent adult and six counts of child abuse. Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said in January the children were subject to “severe emotional and physical abuse,” with all but the 2-year-old child having suffered horrendous malnutrition.
    Jack Osborn, the children’s lawyer and hired temporary caretaker, described their exit from the hospital this week as their first actual birth into the real world. He told ABC News “the adult siblings want to be known as survivors, not victims.”

    [​IMG] Seven of the 13 siblings held captive for years in abhorrent conditions by David and Louise Turpin were released from the hospital this past week in what their attorney describes as their first birth into the real world. Getty Images

    Osborn and several others ABC News spoke with who have interacted with the children said that although the children were refused any exposure to the outside world, their naiveté combined with their native intelligence makes them absolutely charming to be around.

    “They're joyful, warm, considerate. It's not all about them. They want to hear what's going on with you and me and my family," Osborn said. "It's just really fun. It's fun to be around them. Of course, they're really full of joy about their life and the things they get to experience right now."

    Some of the Turpin siblings suffered nerve damage as a result of their extreme malnutrition and experienced several other health issues as a result of never seeing a dentist or being able to wash themselves. The 29-old-woman only weighed 82 pounds at the time of their rescue and a 12-year-old was reported by the Riverside Press Enterprise to have weighed as much as a healthy 7-year-old.

    In their first few days at the new rural home, Osborn said they were picking and eating citrus fruits for the first time and making each other ice cream sundaes and Mexican food. After being refused all but frozen foods for years, Obsorn said “they pretty much love any food that is fresh. They love fruit, pasta and soup.”

    [​IMG] Osborn added that the seven adult children were reunited with their family dog and have been soaking in their enjoyment of simply "going outside" after years in captivity. Screenshot: David Allen Turpin Facebook

    Osborn added that the seven adult children were reunited with their family dog and have been soaking in their enjoyment of simply "going outside" after years in captivity.

    Corona Regional Medical Center CEO Mark Uffer confirmed that the eldest Turpin siblings were discharged from the hospital Thursday, where the younger siblings are still being treated. Uffer said he “wish[es] these brave siblings continued strength as they take the next steps in their journey.”

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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I'm so thankful that they are happy now!
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  3. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    There must be a guardian staying with them.
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  4. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    I'm picturing a group home type of setting where guardian lives with them but with separate living quarters.
  5. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

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  6. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

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  7. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Attorney for David Turpin of Perris torture case seeks dismissal of perjury charges
    By BRIAN ROKOS | brokos@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
    PUBLISHED: May 17, 2018

    The attorney for Perris torture defendant David Turpin will ask a judge Friday, May 18, to dismiss the eight counts of perjury filed against his client this month, or refile them separately from the previous charges.

    The felony charges are related to the documents Turpin submitted to the state Department of Education to register the homeschool where some of the family’s 13 children were supposed to be educated.

    Read more: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/05/...ture-case-seeks-dismissal-of-perjury-charges/

    Motion to dismiss perjury charges against Perris prison home father dismissed
    Turpin arraigned on new charges, pleads not guilty
    Posted: May 18, 2018

    Riverside County Superior Court Judge Bernard Schwartz considered a motion from Deputy Public Defender David Macher seeking to strike eight perjury counts filed earlier this month against 56-year-old David Allen Turpin because, according to the attorney, they were not relevant to current proceedings tied to the abuse allegations.
    Both the prosecution and defense also confirmed that they are on track to proceed with a preliminary hearing set for June 20. Deputy District Attorney Kevin Beecham noted that the hearing, which will determine whether there's sufficient evidence for a trial, may run an extra day.

    Read more: http://www.kesq.com/news/motion-to-...perris-prison-home-father-dismissed/743388841

    Father in Child Torture Case Pleads Not Guilty to Lying About Schooling
    David and Louise Turpin are accused of torturing and starving many of their 13 children for years in their Perris home

    A man accused of torturing many of his 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of lying on government forms about their schooling.

    David Turpin entered the pleas in a Riverside courtroom to eight counts of perjury. His wife Louise pleaded not guilty to three charges of false imprisonment and one of assault.

    Read more: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/cal...orture-Abuse-Case-David-Turpin-483053661.html
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  8. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    7 adult children in California torture case never received an education, prosecutor alleges
    By BRIAN ROKOS | Southern California News Group
    PUBLISHED: May 21, 2018

    The seven adult children of David and Louise Turpin, the Perris couple accused in a torture and child cruelty case, didn’t get an education at the Turpins’ home school, a prosecutor said Friday, May 18, revealing for the first time why David Turpin had been charged with eight counts of perjury related to documents he filed with the state Department of Education.
    For eight school years, from 2010-11 to 2017-18, David Turpin filed Private School Affidavits with the state affirming under penalty of perjury that he was operating a home school and giving the students – all the couple’s children – a full-time education.

    Turpin, as principal, operated City Day School in Murrieta and then Sandcastle Day School when the family moved to Perris in 2014. Over the years, he listed as many as nine students and as few as five students in grades 1 through 12.

    Also Friday, attorneys confirmed that the preliminary hearing will be held June 20. There, a judge will rule whether there is sufficient evidence to hold the Turpins for trial.

    Read more: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05...ver-received-an-education-prosecutor-alleges/
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  9. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Mostly about a book written by Louise's sister, with some interesting info and insight.

    Sister: California woman accused of torturing 12 of her 13 children turned to the dark side and witchcraft

    As a young girl, Elizabeth Robinette considered older sister Louise to be her best friend and protector. Even years later, as adults, Louise was emotionally and financially supportive as Elizabeth endured a difficult two-year separation from her husband.

    But 10 years ago, Elizabeth noticed what she considered disturbing changes in Louise: She had begun drinking, smoking, partying, gambling excessively, cutting relatives off from her family, reading about Satanic religions and rituals and practicing witchcraft.

    In Louise’s attempt to repair Elizabeth’s marriage, Louise said she could get Elizabeth’s husband to come home – by casting a spell, Elizabeth said.

    The Turpins are due back in court June 20 for a preliminary hearing, where a judge will determine whether there is enough evidence to hold them for trial. They have pleaded not guilty to a total of 92 felonies, including torture, child cruelty and false imprisonment. They are jailed in lieu of $12 million bail each.

    Read more: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/06...ldren-turned-to-the-dark-side-and-witchcraft/
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  10. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Hearing set for California parents accused of shackling kids


    LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors were expected to begin making their case Wednesday against a Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling their children in a case that drew worldwide headlines when the parents were arrested last winter.

    David and Louise Turpin are scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in Superior Court in Riverside, where a judge will weigh whether authorities have amassed enough evidence for a trial.

    Prosecutors are expected to call law enforcement officers to testify at Wednesday's hearing, but the children are not expected to take the stand.

    Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crim...-parents-accused-of-shackling-kids/ar-AAyTnjM
  11. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Girl in Calif. 'house of horrors' case says sisters 'chained up' in 911 call
    By Samuel Chamberlain

    A 17-year-old girl who escaped from a Southern California home dubbed a "house of horrors" by authorities told 911 operators that two of her sisters were "chained up."

    "They will wake up at night and they will start crying and they wanted me to call somebody," the girl, one of 13 children, said in the January phone call. "I wanted to call y'all so y'all can help my sisters."

    A recording of the call was played at a hearing in Riverside County Superior Court that would determine whether the children's parents, David and Louise Turpin, would be tried on multiple child abuse charges. The couple have pleaded not guilty to torture, child abuse and other charges. They are being held on $12 million bail each.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/2...case-says-sisters-chained-up-in-911-call.html
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  12. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    In cases like this, why is any bail set? Robert Durst should never have had bail set. The judge didn't know he had more than enough money to cover his bail. These two probably won't raise bail, but why take any risk.
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  13. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    If there is a bail schedule the judge would have to set bail, but had the discretion to increase it. JMO
  14. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    For some crimes they can set no bail. I wonder what the rules are for bail.
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  15. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Depends on the state.
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  16. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Parents of 13 captive siblings must stand trial on dozens of felony charges, judge rules
    JUN 21, 2018 | 2:10 PM

    A judge on Thursday ruled that the parents of 13 siblings found living captive in Perris in January must stand trial on dozens of felony charges related to the torture and abuse of their children.

    “One can’t imagine why some of these things would have been done to their own flesh and blood,” Riverside County Superior Court Judge Bernard J. Schwartz said as he made his ruling.

    On Thursday, Schwartz ruled that there is sufficient evidence to support 49 of the 50 charges that prosecutors brought against the couple.

    He said there was not enough evidence to support an endangerment charge related to the couple’s 2-year-old daughter.

    The couple has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

    The couple will be arraigned on the 49 remaining charges on Aug. 3.

    Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-turpin-prelim-day-two-20180621-story.html
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  17. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

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  18. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    California Couple Plead Not Guilty to Torturing Their 13 Children

    Aug. 31, 2018, at 5:23 p.m.


    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California couple accused of beating, shackling and starving their 13 children as captives in the family's home pleaded not guilty on Friday to dozens of charges of torture, false imprisonment and abuse.

    David and Louise Turpin, who were arraigned in Riverside County Superior Court, could face life in prison if convicted on all counts.

    Hall said the next court date would be Oct. 5 for a trial-readiness conference.

    Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2018-08-31/california-couple-plead-not-guilty-to-torturing-their-13-children
  19. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    AMEN! And I would have loved to be able to have JUST one Child.
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  20. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

    I wonder how the siblings are doing today. I took so much to the oldest girl, J (was she J2?) Anyway. That sorry video of them all at that Vegas wedding hurt so many hearts. I hope they are ironing out their issues at their own pace.

    EDIT: No, she was J1 wasn't she? They had a daughter first?
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