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Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life

Apr. 20, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The eldest son and daughter of a couple who starved and shackled 12 of their children spoke publicly for the first time Friday, alternately condemning and forgiving their parents before a judge sentenced the pair to up to life in prison. Since being freed from their...

The Latest: Lawyer: Shackled children want normal adulthoods

Apr. 19, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a California couple who starved and abused a dozen of their children for years (all times local): 2 p.m. The attorney for the adult children who were tortured and abused by their California parents for years says they're trying to live their lives as...

Emotional statements from parents, kids in torture case

Apr. 19, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California couple who pleaded guilty to locking up and abusing 12 of their 13 children for years, as well as some of the victims, made their first public comments Friday during an emotion-charged hearing where the parents were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison....

California couple sentenced to life in prison for severe abuse, neglect of 12 of their children

Apr. 19, 2019 1:21 PM EDT
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — California couple sentenced to life in prison for severe abuse, neglect of 12 of their children .

California parents who admitted abusing 12 of their children in tears as one of their sons speaks at sentencing.

Apr. 19, 2019 1:02 PM EDT
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — California parents who admitted abusing 12 of their children in tears as one of their sons speaks at sentencing.

A daughter of a California couple convicted of abusing 12 of their children is speaking at their sentencing.

Apr. 19, 2019 12:58 PM EDT
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A daughter of a California couple convicted of abusing 12 of their children is speaking at their sentencing.

Highway Patrol officer killed, 2 other people hurt in crash

Apr. 7, 2019 1:34 AM EDT

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California Highway Patrol Officer was killed and at least two other people were injured in a crash on a freeway in Lake Elsinore, the Los Angeles Times reports . The CHP and the Riverside County Fire Department say the crash on Interstate 15 occurred about...

Colorado man pleads not guilty in California cold case death

Mar. 29, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Colorado man has pleaded not guilty to murder in the 1973 death of an 11-year-old California girl. James Neal of Monument, Colorado, also pleaded not guilty in an Orange County courtroom Friday to lewd and lascivious acts on two girls under age 14. Authorities say those crimes...

California prosecutors say father killed his 8-year-old son

Mar. 28, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A California man was charged Thursday in the torturing death of his 8-year-old son, who hasn't been found weeks after his mother reported him missing southeast of Los Angeles, prosecutors said. Both parents had already been jailed on child abuse charges following the boy's...

The Latest: Police list actions of dad held in son's death

Mar. 28, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California father charged with the murder of his missing 8-year-old son (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Police say a Southern California man charged with murder in the death of his 8-year-old son bought gloves, acid and drain cleaner two days after the boy's mother said...