Emotional statements from their children, some recalling years of abuse and imprisonment, were read in court Friday before a Riverside County couple was sentenced to life in prison for child-torture and other crimes. David and Louise Turpin pleaded guilty in Riverside County Superior Court in February to torture and other abuse and neglect so severe it stunted their children's growth, led to muscle wasting and left two girls unable to bear children. Some of the 13 children living in the Perris home were shackled to beds. "My parents took my whole life from me, but now I'm taking my life back," said a 30-year-old daughter, one of two adult children who spoke Friday morning in court before the sentence, life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years. As the sentence for her parents was read, she began petting a comfort dog. A 27-year-old son -- none of the children were publicly identified -- said he still loves his parents, but recounted years of horrific abuse. "I … [Read more...] about Calif. Couple Who Shackled Children Sentenced to Life in Prison
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Antonia Noori Farzan, The Washington Post Published 7:20 am CDT, Friday, March 29, 2019 Police in Chandler, Ariz released body-camera footage explaining that they decided to "force entry" because the 2-year-old child's health and well-being were in danger, and he needed immediate medical attention. less Police in Chandler, Ariz released body-camera footage explaining that they decided to "force entry" because the 2-year-old child's health and well-being were in danger, and he needed immediate medical ... more Photo: Chandler, Ariz Police Dept. Photo: Chandler, Ariz Police Dept. Image 1 of / 29 Caption Close Image 1 of 29 Police in Chandler, Ariz released body-camera footage explaining that they decided to "force entry" because the 2-year-old child's health and well-being … [Read more...] about A mom refused to take her unvaccinated toddler to the hospital for a fever. Armed police officers tore down the door.
First Lady Melania Trump joined children at a hospital from around the globe for Valentine crafts at the NIH Children’s Inn where one boy from Kenya gifted her a necklace to match his bracelet. Amani, 13, of Mombasa, Kenya, gifted the first lady a necklace with the words he picked out, “faith” and “hope,” to match a bracelet that he was wearing, which he showed her.Amani of Mombasa, Kenya, presents the first lady with a necklace matching the bracelet he wears (Michelle Moons/Breitbart News) First Lady Melania Trump embraces Amani after he presented her with a Valentine gift (Michelle Moons/Breitbart News) Children participated in five different crafting stations: candy box decorating, candy bar, snow globes, favorite things and map, and candygrams. Children from two years old to age 24 came to the hospital from not only the United States, but as far as Kenya, Azerbaijan, Peru, China, and Jamaica. Mrs. Trump first greeted Amber, 9, of San José, … [Read more...] about Melania Trump Receives Valentine While Crafting with Children in Hospital
0 Have your say A man who carried out an unprovoked stabbing at The Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival has been given an indefinite hospital order. Jamie Thomas, 23, confronted Campbell MacKay, 37, as he walked away from the festival, in Whittlesey, with a friend at about 3pm on 13 January. Thomas, who knew Mr MacKay’s friend but not him, began trying to goad both men into having a fight.They refused and Mr MacKay, a father-of-one, tried to calm the situation but Thomas responding by producing a knife and plunging it into his stomach. Thomas fled the scene in Market Street and police officers who were nearby, and on patrol for the festival, came to the Mr MacKay’s aid.Other police officers saw Thomas running away and followed as he turned into Queen Street and then into a restaurant. He was found in the kitchen, having just washed the knife. Thomas, from March, pleaded guilty to assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm on 2 November after … [Read more...] about Man who carried out stabbing at Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival given hospital order
Christopher Weber, Associated Press Updated 9:29 pm PST, Sunday, November 11, 2018 A firefighting DC-10 makes a fire retardant drop over a wildfire in the mountains near Malibu Canyon Road in Malibu, Calif. on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Strong Santa Ana winds have returned to Southern California, fanning a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles. A one-day lull in the dry, northeasterly winds ended Sunday morning and authorities warn that the gusts will continue through Tuesday. less A firefighting DC-10 makes a fire retardant drop over a wildfire in the mountains near Malibu Canyon Road in Malibu, Calif. on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Strong Santa Ana winds have returned to Southern California, ... more Photo: Richard Vogel, AP Santos Alvarado, right, and his son Ricky recover a safe deposit box from their destroyed home at Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park, Sunday, Nov. 11, … [Read more...] about Southern California wildfire slows; 177 homes destroyed