In sentencing the couple, Judge Bernard Schwartz called their actions "selfish, cruel and inhumane".
One of the adult children walked into court already in tears just after the hearing began, holding hands with a prosecutor.
A representative read a statement from another daughter identified as Joy: "Every year from as far back as I can remember, our parents tried to give us the nicest Christmas they could", the woman read to the court.
Louise Turpin appears in court in January, 2018.
"Their happiness is important to me". "God looks at the heart and I know he sees theirs".
Louise and Daivd Turpin, who pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts for the abuse of 12 their 13 children, listened on Friday as two of their adult children testified in court. David Turpin, through his lawyer, said that he had "good intentions".
"Right now, the children are deciding on whether they will be there, or speak".
Two of the children of a California couple convicted of torturing them for years have addressed the court at their sentencing. None of the children had been seen previously at the trial.
The abuse was uncovered previous year when one of the couple's 13 children jumped out a window and called 911. The 17-year-old complained that she could no longer stomach peanut butter sandwiches - they made her gag.
"My parents took my whole life from me", a daughter said, adding that she's moved on with her life. Life may have been bad, but it made me strong. "I am a fighter, I'm strong and I'm shooting through life like a rocket".
I want the court to know our parents loved each other and loved each of their children. I miss all of my children and I will be praying for them.
"I can not describe in words what I went through growing up".
He explained how he still suffered nightmares about him and his siblings being chained up or beaten.
"But that is the past and this is now".
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One of the Turpins' sons also stood up and spoke in court on Friday, "I can not describe in words what we went through growing up".
Some of the girl's 12 siblings - whose ages ranged from 2 to 29 years at the time - were shackled to beds.
Investigators found that the couple's toddler had not been abused, but all of the children were hospitalised.
District Attorney Mike Hestrin said the victims were allowed to shower only once a year.
"And you spared your children having to relive the humiliation and the harm they endured in that house of horrors".
One neighbour, who shares a back fence with the Turpins' former home and spoke on the condition she wasn't named, has lived in her house for about four years. "My sisters, they wake up crying", she said, CBS Los Angeles reported.
It's a revelation that has prompted feelings of intense guilt for some of those who were close to the situation but unaware of it at the time.
The teen had planned her escape for more than two years. They only chain us up if we do something wrong.
Life got more hard after her mother's parents died in 2016.
"I'm in college now and living independently", she said. One asked for a lighter sentence because "they believed everything they did was to protect us". Some plan to talk with their parents eventually, but others want no contact with them for 10 years.
Cops discovered five malnourished and unwashed children shackled inside the home.
"The older children are extremely protective of the younger ones. There is a lot of reassuring", Mr Osborn said. And now, they're in a new normal.
He added, "For really the first time they're able to make their own decisions, and decide what they're going to eat".