Posted by on April 19, 2019 2:20 pm
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The children of David and Louise Turpin shared emotional statements in court Friday as their parents were sentenced to life in prison for torturing, starving, and holding them hostage for years.

In February, the California couple pleaded guilty in Riverside County Superior Court to torture and dependent abuse as well as several counts of false imprisonment, child endangerment, and adult abuse in the “house of horrors” case that shocked the country. The abuse came to light in January 2018, when their 17-year-old daughter escaped from their Perris home and used her brother’s cellphone to call 911.

“My parents took my whole life from me but now I’m taking my life back,” one of the couple’s 13 children, identified as Jane Doe #4, tearfully said in court. “I’m a fighter, I’m strong and I’m shooting through life like a rocket.”

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