David and Louise Turpin were sentenced on Friday during an emotional hearing that saw some of the children speak publicly about the abuse for the first time. Their parents watched in tears as the children talked about being chained and beaten. The California couple’s years of torture and abuse on 12 of their 13 children was only discovered when one of their daughters jumped out of a window of the family’s squalid home and called 911. 

The Turpins, who pleaded guilty in February to torture and other abuse, were sentenced to life in prison on Friday with with the possibility of parole after 25 years

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