A California couple pleaded guilty to cruelty charges for beating, starving and shackling 12 of their children for years. They were discovered after one of their daughters escaped their home and called 911.
David and Louise Turpin now face 25 years to life in prison.
Update: David and Louise #Turpin are expected to serve the rest of their lives in prison, unless granted parole in the future
Their plea deals allow their children to avoid the further trauma of having to testify, prosecutors say on.ktla.com/srEvA