Couple Pleads Not Guilty in Alleged Torture Case

A Riverside County couple, accused of starving and torturing 12 of their 13 children, pleaded not guilty in a court room today.

Posted: Aug. 31, 2018 3:37 PM
Updated: Aug. 31, 2018 3:42 PM

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A Riverside County couple, accused of starving and torturing 12 of their 13 children, pleaded not guilty in a court room today.

David and Louise Turpin are facing three-dozen felony charges. 

Both are being held on a 12 million bail and if convicted, could face up to 100 years behind bars. 

The couple's 17-year-old daughter escaped the family's home in Muir Woods on Jan. 14 and told a 911 dispatcher that her sisters were chained to their beds, shackled so tightly that their bodies were bruised. 

The parents are scheduled to return to court on Oct. 5.

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