HOUSE of horror couple David and Louise Turpin flashed each other a smile as further charges of child abuse were brought against them.
By Dan O’Donoghue /
The grinning ghouls are accused of keeping 13 children imprisoned, chained and starved in a squalid suburban home.
The evil pair were advised of three new charges of abuse during a brief hearing at Riverside County Superior Court in California on Friday.
A spokesman for the district attorney’s office said the new charges included three counts of child abuse and Louise was also charged with a felony assault.
Speaking outside court attorney spokesman John Hall said: “Further investigation we have been doing in this case led us to amend the complaint, which is not uncommon.”
The Turpins were arrested on January 14 at their home in Perris, about 70 miles east of Los Angeles, after an emaciated teenage girl climbed out of a window of the house and called police.
Officers responding to the scene found her 12 siblings ranging in age from two to 29 inside, suffering from malnourishment, muscle wasting and other signs of severe abuse.