Thursday, 17 October, 2019

'Human Depravity': Couple Accused of Years of Child Torture

'Human Depravity': Couple Accused of Years of Child Torture 'Human Depravity': Couple Accused of Years of Child Torture
Patty Aguilar | 19 January, 2018, 16:42

The children of David and Louise Turpin endured years of severe child abuse, including being tied up with ropes and chains for weeks, denied food and only allowed to shower once per year, the Riverside County district attorney said Thursday.

The charges included: 12 counts of torture; 1 count of lewd act on a child against Mr Turpin; 7 counts of abuse of a dependent; 6 counts of child abuse; and 12 counts of false imprisonment.

David, 57, and Louise Turpin, 49, were arrested this week and pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon to 75 charges.

Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin said Thursday during a press conference that the alleged abuse and neglect began when the family lived in the Fort Worth area, "with the parents at one point living apart from the most of the children and dropping off food from time to time".

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department confirmed that some of the children were being held with chains in a statement: "several children were shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings".

A 17-year-old girl who managed to escape the home and alert authorities on Sunday said she had been working on an escape plan "for more than two years", Hestrin said.

All 13 children are in hospitals for malnutrition and various tests.

Days after 13 malnourished siblings were removed from a Perris home, authorities gave a disturbing list of acts that were allegedly committed upon them by their parents.

"A couple of the TV stations talked to some of their old neighbors, who reported runaways from the residence, but we don't have any record of any runaways from that residence", White said. Hestrin said prosecutors expect the children's writings to provide powerful evidence against the parents. The eldest victim, a 29-year-old woman, weighs just 82 pounds.

The family was awake often only during the evening hours, and slept during the day, he said.

Egypt, Ethiopia for Ironing Out Differences over Reservoirs
Shoukry said that upon full implementation, the agreement will serve as "a successful model of cooperation in the Nile Basin". Sisi said he appreciated Ethiopia's repeated assurances that the dam would not have a negative impact on Egypt.

Trump and Graham, the end of an ugly friendship
Trump issued a fresh denial on Monday, saying: "Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the Daca meeting". Perdue on Sunday described as a "gross misrepresentation" reports that Trump used the vulgarity.

Schools forced to shut as more snow closes in
Through the night there will be some heavy showers which bring the risk of several centimetres of snow and risk of ice. The agency said up to another 30cm of snow may fall on the highest routes, with 3-7cm at low levels by late on Friday.

Hestrin said all 13 victims were severely malnourished and as a result some have cognitive impairment and a lack of basic knowledge.

Wendy Martinez, a 41-year-old housewife, said her only contact with the Turpins came as she passed the house at night in October.

We are learning more now about that California couple and what they allegedly inflicted on their 13 children.

The parents bought desserts such as pumpkin and apple pie, and ate them in front of the children without letting them have any, Hestrin said. The children had not been seen by a doctor in years, and none has ever seen a dentist.

"They're relieved. I will say that", Hestrin said.

Betty says her son told her he had so many kids because God wanted him to.

Louise Turpin appears at her court arraignment with husband David in Riverside, California on Thursday.

The seven Turpin adults are receiving treatment at Corona Regional Medical Center in Corona, and the six children are at Riverside University Health System Medical Center in Moreno Valley.

A California couple in their home for years face up to life in prison.

Recommended

  • Wenger deserves the utmost respect for what he has done at Arsenal

    Amid the talk of Ozil leaving, Smith has spoken of how the club have been quietly going about ironing out a new contract. Asked whether the 29-year-old would still be at the club in February, Wenger replied: "Yes, of course".
    Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $9.3bn investment deal

    Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $9.3bn investment deal

    Mr Kalanick, who stepped down as chief executive in June, is selling $1.4bn worth of stocks, it is widely reported. Softbank will take two seats on the board, while San Francisco-based investor Dragoneer will take another.
    Heat is on for Nadal, Wozniacki on Open day 5

    Heat is on for Nadal, Wozniacki on Open day 5

    Belinda Bencic had a letdown two days after upsetting Venus Williams, losing 6-1, 6-3 to Thai qualifier Luksika Kumkhum. The fourth-seeded Svitolina beat her fellow Ukrainian 6-2, 6-2 on Rod Laver Arena to advance to the fourth round.
  • Netanyahu: Israel-India guided missile deal back on track

    Netanyahu: Israel-India guided missile deal back on track

    According to earlier reports , India is likely to purchase Spike missile through the government-to-government (G-to-G) route. He is the second premier to visit India after former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 1992.

    Is Momentum Building For France Index MSCI Ishares (EWQ)?

    After a recent check, Tracon Pharma's 14-day RSI is now at 47.64, the 7-day stands at 44.56, and the 3-day is sitting at 47.17. First National Trust Co purchased a new position in shares of iShares S&P 500 Value ETF during the 4th quarter worth $207,000.
    Frigid Morning Temps, but a Warmer Afternoon

    Frigid Morning Temps, but a Warmer Afternoon

    Then, for the middle of the week, the weather will be dry with seasonal temperatures; highs in the 50s, lows in the 30s. Weather watchers and other independent recording stations showed temperatures running 5 to 8 degrees warmer.
  • Mignolet drops hint over switch after losing spot as Reds keeper

    Mignolet drops hint over switch after losing spot as Reds keeper

    But with an extended run in the side, we might just see the Karius who was so lauded as an exciting young keeper in Germany. Loris Karis was in goal during Liverpool's second-half capitulation against Sevilla in the Champions League.
    President Trump Teases Potential Government Shutdown at Pentagon Visit

    President Trump Teases Potential Government Shutdown at Pentagon Visit

    President Donald Trump has repeatedly argued that a looming government shutdown would hurt the military. That would be an indication the government is open, even if he signs the actual bill later on.
    Lupita Nyong'o's children's book

    Lupita Nyong'o's children's book

    As reported by the New York Times , the word " Sulwe " directly translates to star in Nyong'o's native language. Photo Actress Lupita Nyong'o at the National Board of Review awards gala in NY , on January 9.
  • WATCH Video From Scene of Axe Attack in Russian School

    WATCH Video From Scene of Axe Attack in Russian School

    The incident just outside the historic city of Ulan-Ude in Siberia, is the second reported school attack in the country this week. The victim, who is thought to be a customer, was attacked at 12.45pm in what police say was an "isolated incident".
    US House acts to avoid shutdown as deadline nears

    US House acts to avoid shutdown as deadline nears

    House lawmakers passed a bill to avert a government shutdown Thursday evening, sending the measure to the Senate for approval. President Trump said on Thursday that a government shutdown "could happen" and that "It's up to the Democrats " to avoid it.
    Daniel J. Riccio Sells 15641 Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock

    Daniel J. Riccio Sells 15641 Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock

    Peregrine Asset Advisers Inc. increased its position in Apple by 6.7% in the fourth quarter. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) for 15,957 shares. LEVINSON ARTHUR D had sold 35,000 shares worth $5.52 million. $1.01M worth of Apple Inc . (NASDAQ: AAPL ) for 166,241 shares.

'12 Strong' is all intensity and little heart '12 Strong' is all intensity and little heart Despite some gory and blood-curdling scenes that glorifies the war, the film fails to get into the complexity and futility of it. However, the movie provides subtitles for an interaction shortly afterward and destroys the sentiment of alienation.

Build a bridge over Channel, Johnson tells Macron Build a bridge over Channel, Johnson tells Macron Sky News reports Boris said: "We need a new fixed link between the United Kingdom and France". He later posted a picture of himself and Mr Macron both making a thumbs up gesture.

North Korea Olympic officials in Switzerland ahead of IOC talks North Korea Olympic officials in Switzerland ahead of IOC talks Trump also declined for the second time in as many weeks to confirm whether he has communicated with Kim Jong Un during the interview.

Furious Zimbabwe Army Officer Who Toppled Mugabe Warns Bigot President Donald Trump Furious Zimbabwe Army Officer Who Toppled Mugabe Warns Bigot President Donald Trump Nauert said she would refer to the comments as "alleged comments" because it has not been proven Trump used the vulgarity. The alleged insult has not gone down well. "You had others in the room who have said he did not make this remark".

Google agrees patent deal with Tencent as part of China expansion bid Google agrees patent deal with Tencent as part of China expansion bid While there is still a lot for Google to do to thaw historically frosty relations with China, this is a massive first step. Google withdrew its search engine from China in 2010 after refusing to abide by the country's strict self-censorship rules.

Net neutrality revival may hinge on 1 vote in Senate Net neutrality revival may hinge on 1 vote in Senate Wiener's officer says his bill will "effectuate net neutrality in California utilizing the state's regulatory powers". But the resolution would probably run into difficulties in the House, where Republicans have a much bigger majority.

Officials were warned of ex-USA Gymnastics doctor's abuse Officials were warned of ex-USA Gymnastics doctor's abuse Stephens said she largely blamed her father's suicide on the shame and self-loathing he felt for defending Nassar. At another point, Aquilina said she would allow someone "to do to him what he did to others" if the U.S.

Canaccord Genuity Reiterates Buy Rating for Dunelm Group (DNLM) Canaccord Genuity Reiterates Buy Rating for Dunelm Group (DNLM) The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 248 ($3.36) per share, with a total value of £4,957.52 ($6,722.97). RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Sector Perform" rating and $17;14.25 target in Friday, January 27 report.

Minnesota Vikings: 3 keys to a playoff win over the Philadelphia Eagles Minnesota Vikings: 3 keys to a playoff win over the Philadelphia Eagles There are even plays like the 21-yard Nelson Agholor run Pederson dialed up in the second quarter on Saturday. Bill Parcells will be "all in" for Mike Zimmer's Vikings in Sunday's NFC championship game at Philadelphia .

Journey and Def Leppard Co-Headline August Fenway Park Date Journey and Def Leppard Co-Headline August Fenway Park Date Added Rick Savage of Def Leppard , "12 years ago we embarked on a United States tour with Journey and it was an absolute blast". It will be great to see you all, friends!" Pre-sale and VIP ticket information will be available imminently.

Shutdown tension grows as Senate stalls vote on short-term GOP spending bill Shutdown tension grows as Senate stalls vote on short-term GOP spending bill It was far more problematic to create a program for them, including the issuance of work permits. Republicans added sweeteners to the bill, hoping to make it tough for Democrats to oppose it.

Vancouver talks: U.S. threatens North Korea to accept negotiations Vancouver talks: U.S.  threatens North Korea to accept negotiations The North also identified Ms Hyon as head of the art troupe which will visit South Korea, Seoul's unification ministry said. He went on: "They're not there yet, but they're close".

Nasa trials nuclear reactor to power settlement on Mars Nasa trials nuclear reactor to power settlement on Mars NASA is one step closer to a solution for a power system that could help future space missions meet that need. The functioning of this Kilopower project is similar to that of a auto engine.

NBC Orders Pilot For Gabrielle Union-Starring Bad Boys Spinoff NBC Orders Pilot For Gabrielle Union-Starring Bad Boys Spinoff The network announced that they're moving ahead with the series, which will star Union as her Bad Boys II character Syd Burnett. For fans of Bad Boys eager for new content, hopefully this pilot tests well with NBC and receives a full series order.

United Kingdom retail sales fall sharply in December, says ONS United Kingdom  retail sales fall sharply in December, says ONS The figures also marked the biggest month-on-month fall since June 2016, when the United Kingdom voted to quit the European Union. The ONS also stated that the trend towards online spending was continuing, with nearly one in five pounds now being spent online.