The parents accused of torturing their 13 kids in their Perris home wanted their own reality TV show. Louise Turpin was obsessed with the hit series ‘Kate Plus 8,’ about a woman raising her eight children. Turpin’s brother, Billy Lambert, told Inside Edition about her desire for reality show stardom. “She did actually say that she feels that they would be perfect for TV,” he said. “She actually mentioned that twice. She said, ‘well I have 13 kids now. Not 8. Not 9. There's 13 of us.”
Lambert says that dressing all of their children alike for public outings and then posting videos of their trips to Vegas and Disneyland were all part of their plan to become a reality star.
Currently, authorities are checking the DNA of the children to confirm whether or not they are all david and Louise Turpin's biological children.
Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin says that there is still so much that the authorities do not know about this family but it's the worst case of child abuse they have ever seen and it's inconceivable that someone didn't notice anything.