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David and Louise Turpin to appear in court: What we know so far 

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A “deeply religious” couple whose 13 children were found imprisoned inside their home in squalid conditions will appear before a judge in California on Thursday. David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 49, were arrested on Sunday morning at their home in Perris and taken to the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, 60 miles east of Los Angeles. The couple were offered bail on provision of $9 million bail each, but, unable to come up with the funds, were held in custody. Their children, aged between two and 29, freed from the bungalow, are currently in hospital. They were freed after one of the children, a 17-year-old girl, escaped and raised the alarm. She was so emaciated that police at first assumed she was aged 10. Police and prosecutors have prepared for the arraignment of each parent on nine counts of torture and 10 counts of child endangerment.  The Turpin family “If you can imagine being 17 years old and appearing to be a 10-year-old, being chained to a bed, being malnourished and having injuries associated with that — I would call that torture," said Sheriff’s Captain Greg Fellows, who serves as Perris chief of police. Child endangerment in California carries a maximum sentence in a state prison of six years, but torture is a felony for which the perpetrator can be sentenced to life. 'The whole house is a crime scene' On Wednesday, to burnish their case, police combed through the Perris property, taking away black plastic bags of evidence. “We have investigators on scene, combing through everything they can find for additional evidence,” said Mike Vasquez, Riverside sheriff’s deputy.   “They’re trying to gather formation that may assist them in providing a full description of what was going on there. “The whole house is a crime scene.” Capt Fellows said conditions in the home were “horrific.”  But authorities had never before been called to the Muir Woods road home, where the family moved to in 2014. Crowds outside the Turpin family home Prosecutors are yet to settle on any motive for the parents’ actions, but Capt Fellows said that Mrs Turpin did not seem to understand why deputies were at the home. “It seemed that the mother was perplexed as to why we were at that residence,” he said. It was not clear how her husband reacted. Capt Fellows said neither showed signs of mental illness.  'Deeply religious' couple were married when Louise Turpin was 16 The couple met in their youth, on the east coast. Mr Turpin was raised in Green Valley, in Mercer County, West Virginia, and attended Virginia Tech university. Mrs Turpin's younger sister, Elizabeth Jane Flores, now 41, said her family moved to Bristol, Tennessee while she was still at school. Mrs Flores studied at Lee University, which describes itself as “one of the largest Christ-centered private institutions in Tennessee”, and travelled with Pioneers for Christ, ministering internationally. Another sister, Teresa Robinette, said that Louise married Mr Turpin when she was 16. The couple are known to have lived in Fort Worth, Texas, with Mr Turpin working as a well-paid engineer. They were declared bankrupt in 1992, however, and in 1999 their house was sold by foreclosure. A picture from inside the couple's former home in Fort Worth, Texas They then moved to Rio Vista in Texas, from 1999 to 2010. Local media in Texas reported that the current residents of a house in Fort Worth where the family lived from 1992 to 1999 found a shocking scene inside that home after the Turpins moved out. There were scratch marks on the doors, closets turned into what appear to be cages and carpets caked in filth, it has been claimed. In 2010 they moved to California, initially living in a rented house in Murrieta. In 2011 they were declared bankrupt again. Three years later they moved 20 miles away to Perris, buying a house in a new-build cul de sac for $315,000. The family were living there when police were called on Sunday. Mr Turpin’s parents described them both as “deeply religious”, and both have estranged siblings who are committed Christians. Her sister, Mrs Flores, has written books about taking strength from God, while his brother Randy Turpin is president of Valor Christian College in Ohio.  But investigators have no details as yet on any religious organisations connected to the case, the captain said on Tuesday. Both Mr and Mrs Turpin’s relatives have said they had no idea of the abuse inflicted on the children.

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David and Louise Turpin to appear in court: What we know so far 

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A “deeply religious” couple whose 13 children were found imprisoned inside their home in squalid conditions will appear before a judge in California on Thursday. David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 49, were arrested on Sunday morning at their home in Perris and taken to the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, 60 miles east of Los Angeles. The couple were offered bail on provision of $9 million bail each, but, unable to come up with the funds, were held in custody. Their children, aged between two and 29, freed from the bungalow, are currently in hospital. They were freed after one of the children, a 17-year-old girl, escaped and raised the alarm. She was so emaciated that police at first assumed she was aged 10. Police and prosecutors have prepared for the arraignment of each parent on nine counts of torture and 10 counts of child endangerment.  The Turpin family “If you can imagine being 17 years old and appearing to be a 10-year-old, being chained to a bed, being malnourished and having injuries associated with that — I would call that torture," said Sheriff’s Captain Greg Fellows, who serves as Perris chief of police. Child endangerment in California carries a maximum sentence in a state prison of six years, but torture is a felony for which the perpetrator can be sentenced to life. 'The whole house is a crime scene' On Wednesday, to burnish their case, police combed through the Perris property, taking away black plastic bags of evidence. “We have investigators on scene, combing through everything they can find for additional evidence,” said Mike Vasquez, Riverside sheriff’s deputy.   “They’re trying to gather formation that may assist them in providing a full description of what was going on there. “The whole house is a crime scene.” Capt Fellows said conditions in the home were “horrific.”  But authorities had never before been called to the Muir Woods road home, where the family moved to in 2014. Crowds outside the Turpin family home Prosecutors are yet to settle on any motive for the parents’ actions, but Capt Fellows said that Mrs Turpin did not seem to understand why deputies were at the home. “It seemed that the mother was perplexed as to why we were at that residence,” he said. It was not clear how her husband reacted. Capt Fellows said neither showed signs of mental illness.  'Deeply religious' couple were married when Louise Turpin was 16 The couple met in their youth, on the east coast. Mr Turpin was raised in Green Valley, in Mercer County, West Virginia, and attended Virginia Tech university. Mrs Turpin's younger sister, Elizabeth Jane Flores, now 41, said her family moved to Bristol, Tennessee while she was still at school. Mrs Flores studied at Lee University, which describes itself as “one of the largest Christ-centered private institutions in Tennessee”, and travelled with Pioneers for Christ, ministering internationally. Another sister, Teresa Robinette, said that Louise married Mr Turpin when she was 16. The couple are known to have lived in Fort Worth, Texas, with Mr Turpin working as a well-paid engineer. They were declared bankrupt in 1992, however, and in 1999 their house was sold by foreclosure. A picture from inside the couple's former home in Fort Worth, Texas They then moved to Rio Vista in Texas, from 1999 to 2010. Local media in Texas reported that the current residents of a house in Fort Worth where the family lived from 1992 to 1999 found a shocking scene inside that home after the Turpins moved out. There were scratch marks on the doors, closets turned into what appear to be cages and carpets caked in filth, it has been claimed. In 2010 they moved to California, initially living in a rented house in Murrieta. In 2011 they were declared bankrupt again. Three years later they moved 20 miles away to Perris, buying a house in a new-build cul de sac for $315,000. The family were living there when police were called on Sunday. Mr Turpin’s parents described them both as “deeply religious”, and both have estranged siblings who are committed Christians. Her sister, Mrs Flores, has written books about taking strength from God, while his brother Randy Turpin is president of Valor Christian College in Ohio.  But investigators have no details as yet on any religious organisations connected to the case, the captain said on Tuesday. Both Mr and Mrs Turpin’s relatives have said they had no idea of the abuse inflicted on the children.

Award may drop name of author tied to sterilization movement

Added: 17.01.2018 22:35 | 1 views | 0 comments

The Vermont Board of Libraries has recommended that the name of a prominent Vermont author, activist and pioneering education supporter be removed from a children's book award program to better connect with young readers.

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Breakthrough enables screening millions of human antibodies for new drug discovery

Added: 17.01.2018 15:39 | 0 views | 0 comments

A new article outlines a pioneering method of screening a person's diverse set of antibodies for rapid therapeutic discovery. Antibody proteins are an important part of the human immune system that specifically target foreign viruses and bacteria, and they have been the fastest-growing class of approved drugs in the past several decades.

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Mathilde Krim, AIDS research pioneer, dies at 91

Added: 16.01.2018 23:07 | 1 views | 0 comments

Krim devoted her life to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Scientists unleash power of genetic data to identify disease risk

Added: 16.01.2018 22:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

Massive banks of genetic information are being harnessed to shed new light on modifiable health risks that underlie common diseases. Researchers have pioneered a method to integrate data from multiple large-scale studies to assess risk factors such as body mass index (BMI) and cholesterol levels, and their association with diseases including type two diabetes and heart disease.

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Scientists unleash power of genetic data to identify disease risk

Added: 16.01.2018 14:56 | 1 views | 0 comments

Massive banks of genetic information are being harnessed to shed new light on modifiable health risks that underlie common diseases. Researchers have pioneered a method to integrate data from multiple large-scale studies to assess risk factors such as body mass index (BMI) and cholesterol levels, and their association with diseases including type two diabetes and heart disease.

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