“How can the sky be better than this?”

In a house in Perris, California held David Allen Turpin, 60, and Louise Anna Turpin, 52, his 13 children aged two to 29 years imprisoned in horrible conditions. The whole thing was revealed in 2018 when the then 17-year-old Jordan Turpin managed to escape from his home and sound the alarm.

David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin held their 13 children captive. Image source: TT

The siblings were chained

When the police stormed the family’s house, they were met by a terrible sight. Several of the children were chained to their beds, and the whole sibling group was severely malnourished and very dirty. The dilapidated house stank and was full of garbage, read more about this.

David and Louise wanted to give a good picture outwardly, but behind closed doors, hell was going on for the kids. Image source: Facebook

The Turpin siblings watched Justin Bieber

On Friday, an exclusive interview with Jordan Turpin and Jennifer Turpin together with the host Diane Sawyer.

In the interview, Jordan says that the only part of the world outside they took part in was when they peeked Justin Biebers music videos, something that made her start filing on a plane escape plane.

– I do not know where we would have been if I did not look at Justin Bieber. I started to realize that there was a whole other world out there … I wanted to experience it, says Jordan, who was inspired by the pop star and secretly started uploading clips of himself singing in the bathroom at night.

One day she received a comment on one of the clips. The commenter asked why she was always indoors and awake at night.

– I told him that I did not go to school, was not allowed to be in the backyard or the front of the house and was always kept indoors. I told them how we eat and that we are not allowed to leave our beds.

“This is so liberating. This is life”

Today, Jordan is 21 years old and her sister Jennifer is 33 years old. In the interview, Jennifer talks about the first moment she felt free after being locked up in the “house of terror”:

– At the hospital. When music was playing, I stood up, made sure there were not a lot of things on the floor and then I danced.

The first place Jordan took two of its sisters was a park. She says that she was excited because she could “smell the air and the grass”.

– I just thought “how can heaven be better than this? My God, this is so liberating. This is life”.

Source: nyheter24.se by nyheter24.se.

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