Parents of tortured children sentenced

David and Louise Turpin were sentenced Friday to 25 years to life, after pleading guilty in February to charges including torture and false imprisonment.
2:30 | 04/19/19

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This will be fought out in the courts. Jonathan, thank you. Next to divided and Louise turpin, sentenced for 14 charges including torture for shackling their kids to beds. Louise turpin breaking down, hearing what they had to say. They could spend the rest of their lives behind bars. Here is Matt Gutman. Reporter: The last time the turpin children saw their parents, some were shackled to their beds. My parents took my whole life from me. Reporter: But today in court resilience. But now I'm taking my life back. Reporter: David and Louise turpin sobbing as they listened statements from four of their children, and before a judge sentenced them to 25 to life for what they did to their own. Sometimes I still have nightmares of things that had happened, such as my siblings being chained up or getting beaten, but that is the past and this is now. Reporter: A remarkable turn from January 2018 when their 17-year-old sister scrambled out this window to dial 911. And my parents are abusing. They abuse us, and my two little sisters right now are chained up. Where are they chained up at? On their bed. Reporter: Seen here being arrested, both pleaded guilty to multiple counts of torture and false imprisonment, accused of keeping their 13 children in starving them, keeping them in filth. Even beating some. Amid those expressions of anger, there was also forgiveness. I love my parents and have forgiven them for a lot of the things they did to us. Reporter: David turpin so overcome that first he is unable to read his statement. His wife Louise more remorsement. I am truly sorry for everything I have done to them. Reporter: But the judge had little pity. To the extent that they do thrive, it will be not because of you both, but in spite of you Matt Gutman joins us live. The case is over but the children have years of recovery. Reporter: With chronic malnutrition, their are stunted. It. Took courage to go and read that statement. One of them has his first part time job in a bike shop. Tom? Incredible resilience. Thank you. Next to the outrage in new Haven, Connecticut, after two

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