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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:17 PM

The Turpins are sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after their children testify about years of

Source: CNN

(CNN) Breaking news update at 1:35 p.m. ET

David and Louise Turpin have each been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after they pleaded guilty to holding captive and torturing their children for years in their California home.

The parents each spoke before the sentencing.

"I'm sorry for everything I've done to hurt my children," Louise Turpin said, adding she believes God has a special plan for each of them. "I love them more than they could ever imagine."

David Turpin broke down in tears as he tried to address the court. His attorney read his statement, in which the father expressed hope for his children's success and said he hopes they remain close because their mother and father will not be with them.

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By Holly Yan and Paul Vercammen, CNN
Updated 1735 GMT (0135 HKT) April 19, 2019


Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/19/us/turpin-parents-sentencing-friday/index.html



Full headline: The Turpins are sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after their children testify about years of torture

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:21 PM

1. Life in prison sounds best to me! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:22 PM

3. I agree! That will give them plenty of time to consider their awful crimes. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:26 PM

5. ... despite what they said in court, I doubt they have any remorse. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:41 PM

8. They're sorry they have to have consequences.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:04 PM

16. Bingo

Getting caught and facing punishment is the ONLY thing they're sorry about.

They care nothing for those kids.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:21 PM

2. I am unmoved by their tears. nt

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Response to redwitch (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:23 PM

4. Yep..their words are hollow when you consider what they did to their children. /nt

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Response to redwitch (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:47 PM

11. Agreed

I have nothing but contempt for these people.

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Response to redwitch (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:59 PM

14. Their tears are only for themselves. May the rot in prison until death. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:29 PM

6. "I love them more than they could ever imagine."

Are you fucking kidding me!

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:58 PM

13. Right?

Sickening. With love like that, who needs hate?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:38 PM

7. A panel of Psychiatrists should interview and/or study what type or kind of teaching

and upbringing the parents under went in their formative years to find out why they turned into such parental f*ckups, so that those methods are not replicated in any teaching system resulting in what is really a tragedy for the couples children.

I heard the recording of the 29 year older talking to 911 saying she never went to school beyond the 1st grade, and had not had a bath in a year or so. It was sad to hear her like that. She seems so innocent and naive from being cloistered, caring people need to keep an eye on her to prevent a predator from swooping in to try and take advantage of her innocence.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:28 PM

9. I've heard that abusers and murderers mimic the same social influences we all receive.

They just act out the underlining message and take it to extremes. In this case...children are objects, things to be collected?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:36 PM

10. Fucking monsters!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:54 PM

12. Good. Sounds like a good sentence.

My condolences to their children. May they find some healing from this nightmare

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:05 PM

15. May the same sentence be passed down to trump, Nielsen, and the republican child killers.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:06 PM

17. "God's special plan".

I just want to throw people out a window when they say shit like that...

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:07 PM

18. Oh, yeah...they're all tears NOW. Because they're going to prison. Where they belong.

I'll restrain the name calling, because there's no name bad enough to represent what they are.

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