Three of the 13 children rescued from a “house of horrors” in California last year delivered emotional victim impact statements on Friday at their parents’ sentencing.
“I believe everything happens for a reason,” one of the couple’s adult daughters said in a statement, the Desert Sun reported. “My parents took my whole life from me, but now I’m taking my life back.”
David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 50, looked on while two of their adult children recounted the horrific abuse they had suffered at the hands of the couple, the Desert Sun reported. Both parents reportedly cried when their children gave their statements inside the crowded Riverside County courtroom.
“I saw my dad change my mom, but they didn’t change me. I am a fighter, I am strong and I am shooting through life like a rocket,” the 30-year-old daughter continued. . .
Joy’s statement said she believed 25 years was too long for her parents to be in prison. She asked that they be placed in detention centers that would be close enough for the children to visit them, should they want to do so in the future. (Read more from “Watch: ‘House of Horrors’ Parents Receive Sentencing, Children Deliver Moving Impact Statements” HERE)