The father of California torture-dad David Turpin says he always thought his son was a good dad, according to a report.
“He was a fine person,” James Turpin told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph from his home in Princeton, West Va. “He did an outstanding job and worked in school, and the last time we were out there was about six years ago. The kids were fine. They were healthy and nothing was wrong.”
David was arrested along with wife Louise Turpin on Monday on charges they starved their 13 kids ages 2-29 for years and kept some shackled to furniture in their filthy Perris, Calif., home.
James and wife Betty Turpin’s lawyer released a statement that the couple had no clue what their son was doing to their grandchildren.
David grew up in West Virginia but moved away after graduating from Virginia Tech, and all 13 were his biological kids with Louise, according to James.
Louise’s sister Teresa Robinette said she knew David’s history and that he “was raised in a very wealthy home, church”
“I cannot understand,” James told the Bluefish Telegraph of the allegations. “I’m going to talk to the kids as soon as they let me. I’m getting ready to make a call.”
James and Louise are charged with nine counts of torture and 10 counts of child endangerment. They are being held on $9 million bail each and are expected to appear in court Thursday.
With Post Wires