California Parents accused of torturing 13 kids to appear in court

A procedural hearing will take place Thursday. 

Turpin arrest, California siblings held captive
These Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photos provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department show Louise Anna Turpin, left, and David Allen Turpin. Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a Perris, Calif., home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. Riverside County sheriff's deputies arrested the parents David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin on Sunday. The parents could face charges including torture and child endangerment. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department via AP)

CALIFORNIA, (WKBN) – The California parents accused of holding their 13 children captive for years will be in court Thursday.

David and Louise Turpin pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of torture child abuse and false imprisonment.

A procedural hearing will take place Thursday.

As for the kids, the younger six are split between two foster homes right now.

The several adult siblings are in a local medical center, they are learning how to make their own decisions for the first time.


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