Handcuffed Twins Escape Abusive Home Where They Were Forced To Eat Their Own Waste

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Video shows twins fleeing Texas home where they were handcuffed, forced to consume own waste: cops -New York Post

Two 16-year-old twins escaped from their abusive mother and her boyfriend at their $600,000 Texas house of horrors, wearing no shirt or shoes. They told police their mother and her boyfriend had left them in a room and forced them to eat and drink their own waste.

Louisiana State Police arrested Zaikiya Duncan and Jova Terrell after a traffic stop and charged them with injury to a child. The twins are in the custody of Child Protective Services.

At least five other siblings were rescued by police, including a 7-year-old who was still with his parents.

The woman who found the twins said they were in appalling shape and had been through a lot. She had offered help after the kids went door-to-door in their neighborhood for half an hour Tuesday morning. Several other neighbors told them to keep moving.

Police set off an Amber Alert for the twins’ five other siblings. At least five other siblings were rescued by police, including a 7-year-old who was still with his parents.

The family had recently moved to Texas and the twins were not even sure of their address. Police don’t know whether their family bought or leased the house.

The children’s mother has a history of child abuse, and once forced one of her children to stay in a push-up position for an hour, causing their hands to swell.

For more details on this horrific story, please consider the news outlets below to stay in the know.

  1. Video shows twins fleeing Texas home where they were handcuffed, forced to consume own waste: cops  New York Post

  2. Starved, shackled and silenced: Malnourished twins, 16, were kept naked in laundry room at $600k Texas house of horrors by their mom who only fed the handcuffed and zip tied children if they made no noise – five other siblings rescued by cops  Daily Mail
  3. Cypress woman answers handcuffed twins’ cry for help after escaping abusive home  ABC 13

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