Lawyer: Siblings in California torture case make progress

Claudia Hernandez Diaz

The evil pair were advised of three new charges of abuse during a brief hearing at Riverside County Superior Court in California on Friday. An additional felony assault charge has been lodged against Louise Turpin.

John Hall, a spokesman for the district attorney's office, said the new charges were the result of additional investigation in the weeks since the Turpins were arrested.

David appeared in a black suit and with his distinctive hair trimmed back. Both said little except to agree to a May preliminary hearing. The judge set their preliminary hearing for May 14.

Lawyers for the Turpins walked away briskly, with David Macher, David Turpin's attorney, answering a string of questions with "I can't comment on that".

Three new child abuse charges were added to the list. They were allowed to do very little else in the home except write in journals in their rooms which resulted in numerous journals that the authorities are combing through. The children would often be chained to their beds.

The couple has already pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of torture, child abuse and false imprisonment.

"Deputies located what they believed to be 12 children inside the house, but were shocked to discover that 7 of them were actually adults, ranging in age from 18 to 29", the police statement read.

The couple were not charged with torturing their 2-year-old, who appeared to have been properly fed.

CBS says the seven communicate by Skype with their younger siblings who are being cared for separately.

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More than half a million dollars has been donated from around the world to help the Turpin children.

"In cases like this there are long-term needs like behavioral health, housing, scholarships, educational support, tutors and medical needs", she said.

Meanwhile, the siblings are recovering in hospitals.

The Corona Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted a "dine-out" day to raise money for the children.

"It's been fantastic the outpouring of love and sentiments", Phillips said. None of the children were allowed to shower a couple of times a year.

The Turpins are still in custody. The charges against them only cover the time the family lived in Riverside County, which began in 2010.

David Turpin during a recent court appearance.

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The horrid living conditions the children were subjected to led one sibling, a 17-year-old girl, to escape through a window of the family home last month.

The girl got out by jumping through a window shortly before 6 a.m. on January 14, carrying a deactivated mobile phone with which she was able to dial 911, according to sheriff's Capt. Greg Fellows. According to CNN, she had planned her escape for more than two years. Hundreds of the notebooks are being examined for evidence against the parents. According to Jack Osborn, the attorney for the adult siblings, they are focused on moving forward.

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