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California House Of Horror.

Postby Vicks » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:50 am

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A Californian couple have been arrested after one of their children managed to escape the family home and notify the authorities, her parents were keeping her and her twelve siblings shackled to beds in the family home.

The seventeen year old girl and her eight sisters and three brothers are all now in hospital, where they're being treated for malnutrition and other health problems.

The couple David Allen Turpin who is 57 years old and his 49 year old wife Louise Anna Turpin have been charged with torture and child endangerment.

Bail has been set at $9 million dollars.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5272703/Police-13-siblings-chained-California-home.html
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Re: California House Of Horror.

Postby Vicks » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:52 am

This photo taken of the family in 2011 on holiday, shows them to be a happy and healthy family.

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Re: California House Of Horror.

Postby Vicks » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:56 am

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However this photo taken in 2016, shows the children all dressed the same and wearing tee-shirts with "Thing" on them.

That photo shows them in a different light.

I wonder what happened between the happy Disney photos and this one?
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Re: California House Of Horror.

Postby Vicks » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:09 am

The mother is 47 years old and the youngest child is 2 years old.

Now I know, it's possible to have a baby in your mid-forties, but there's also the possibility the father was abusing his daughters and one of them is the babies mother.
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Re: California House Of Horror.

Postby Nucks » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:01 am

Might be reading a bit too much into the photos. :dunno: We can’t see the children's faces and having kids dress the same for a photo or outing isn’t that uncommon. However, it sounds like what has come to light shows that these two should not have been parents, or at least you have to wonder when did it go so wrong?

A lot of people would use words like bleeding heart for wanting to try and understand what happened here, and for many the first instinct is to say who cares, let’s just lock them up and throw away the key. But perhaps there was a time when they were a normal family and something snapped? Finding out how and why things go wrong can help predict or prevent similar occurrences.

Feel absolutely awful for those poor kids, they will likely need a lot of therapy to go on to live normal lives.
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Re: California House Of Horror.

Postby HobbitFeet » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:10 am

I'd imagine there was some sort of mental breakdown within the family, it doesn't look like the usual case of kidnapping or cruelty.

The 'thing' t shirts though, they just reference the cat in the hat books - my daughter went to world book day at primary school with her and her friend dressed as thing 1 & thing 2 complete with blue wigs - the case is bad enough without the press sensationalising it
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Re: California House Of Horror.

Postby guest » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:13 am

Nucks wrote:Might be reading a bit too much into the photos. :dunno: We can’t see the children's faces and having kids dress the same for a photo or outing isn’t that uncommon. However, it sounds like what has come to light shows that these two should not have been parents, or at least you have to wonder when did it go so wrong?

A lot of people would use words like bleeding heart for wanting to try and understand what happened here, and for many the first instinct is to say who cares, let’s just lock them up and throw away the key. But perhaps there was a time when they were a normal family and something snapped? Finding out how and why things go wrong can help predict or prevent similar occurrences.

Feel absolutely awful for those poor kids, they will likely need a lot of therapy to go on to live normal lives.

I think they declared bankruptcy in 2011 perhaps that was the start of it all? Money worries can be destructive in so many ways. :dunno:
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Postby guest » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:19 am

All the girls seem to have the same hairstyle (middle parting) and the boys have the same hairstyle as the father. Not odd as such but no individuality you normally see between siblings.
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Re: California House Of Horror.

Postby Lambert » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:08 am

It's fucked when you realise at least 6 of the children in this photo are actually over 18. One of them is 27.
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Re: California House Of Horror.

Postby HobbitFeet » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:10 am

It's coming across as almost cult-like but I'm not sure whether that is the reality or the media spin
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Re: California House Of Horror.

Postby NastyNickers » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:01 am

Lambert wrote:It's fucked when you realise at least 6 of the children in this photo are actually over 18. One of them is 27.


At the time the photo was taken?!

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Re: California House Of Horror.

Postby Nucks » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:09 am

Lambert wrote:It's fucked when you realise at least 6 of the children in this photo are actually over 18. One of them is 27.


Might give some credence to the charges of malnourishment. A few of them look downright ill.
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Re: California House Of Horror.

Postby Nucks » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:12 am

Also, doesn’t the dad look a bit like comedian Milton Jones?
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Re: California House Of Horror.

Postby Frankly » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:14 am

Nucks wrote:
Lambert wrote:It's fucked when you realise at least 6 of the children in this photo are actually over 18. One of them is 27.


Might give some credence to the charges of malnourishment. A few of them look downright ill.


They look so pale. It's really creepy, and I think when the truth emerges it will be pretty horrific. :shake head:
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Re: California House Of Horror.

Postby Guest » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:24 am

Frankly wrote:
Nucks wrote:
Lambert wrote:It's fucked when you realise at least 6 of the children in this photo are actually over 18. One of them is 27.


Might give some credence to the charges of malnourishment. A few of them look downright ill.


They look so pale. It's really creepy, and I think when the truth emerges it will be pretty horrific. :shake head:


off topic, frankly who is that beautiful man in your avatar?
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