The older Turpin children are now learning to be independent. The seven of them are now living together in a home where each one has their own bedroom.
They were released on March 15, 2018, according to ABC News. Anyone who’s ever interacted with them said they were joyful, warm and charming.
The older Turpin children were released from the hospital and are now living in a rural California home according to their Lawyer Jack Osborn. The seven children, aged from 18 to 29, were released from the Corona Regional Medical Center on a Thursday.
They were now living by themselves in an unidentified rural home. The Turpin children are 13 in total and are also known as the “The Magnificent 13.”
The seven siblings were recuperating in the hospital after police rescued them from being enslaved and shackled to furniture in January 2018. Their parents David and Louise Turpin were held in prison for these crimes.
“The adult siblings want to be known as survivors, not victims,” Osborn revealed. Their lawyer shared that it was fun to be around them.
“They’re joyful, warm, considerate. It’s not all about them. They want to hear what’s going on with you and me and my family.”
Jack Osborn, Conservative Tribune, March 19, 2018
The younger children, ages 2 to 17, were released from the hospital and were split between two separate foster homes. Osborn revealed that the children loved any food that was fresh.
The Turpin children enjoyed fruit, pasta, and soup. The children, who had been starved and malnourished by their parents, spent their first 24 hours out of the hospital picking citruses, making Mexican food, and having sundaes.
Their parents were being held in prison on a $13 million bail. They were both charged with 12 counts of torture, false imprisonment, 7 counts of abuse to a dependent adult, and 6 counts of child abuse.
According to Daily Mail, David was also facing 1 count of a lewd act to a child. Both parents pleaded not guilty.