House of Horrors dad David Turpin kidnapped his tenth-grade sweetheart from her high school and took her on a wild 1,000-mile cross-country trip in a vain bid to elope.
He persuaded school employees in Princeton, West Virginia, to release 16-year-old Louise Robinette to him without her parents' knowledge more than 30 years ago, two of Louise's siblings have revealed exclusively to DailyMailTV.
And they got all the way to Texas before they were finally caught and returned home.
Louise's younger sister and half-brother, Teresa Robinette and Billy Lambert, gave the full details of the twisted life of the California couple who have shocked America with the alleged years-long torture of their 13 children, who range in age from two to 29.
Authorities have charged the couple with 75 counts including torture, false imprisonment, child abuse and abuse of dependent adults. David Turpin, 57, also faces a charge of lewd acts with a minor. They are each being held on $13 million bail and deny all charges.
But both Billy and Teresa are adamant neither their sister nor her husband should ever see life outside prison walls again.
'I hope they suffer as much, if not more, than those kids suffered,' Teresa said in their extensive, exclusive joint interview.
High school sweethearts: Louise, maiden name Robinette, eloped with David Turpin after he signed her out of school and drove them to Texas when she was 16. The couple was caught and returned to their hometown to wed. Above they are seen in their wedding photo in Princeton, West Virginia in 1984
Evil: Louise, 49, and David Turpin, 57, were charged with 75 counts including torture, false imprisonment, child abuse and abuse of dependent adults. The couple, pictured during their arraignment yesterday, pleaded not guilty to all charges
Siblings: Teresa Robinette and Billy Lambert (pictured) gave the full details of the twisted life of their older sister Louise Turpin. Lambert, 30, Louise's half-brother, was the last to speak to her before her arrest
'I hope they torture my sister for the rest of her life.
'I have four siblings now instead of five,' she added. 'She is off my family tree, she is dead to me. I couldn't care less about speaking to Louise ever again.'
And Billy Lambert added: 'I think they should get life. That's not just spur-of-the-moment anger, I'm not changing that view.'
Teresa, 36, revealed how the marriage that for decades seemed so perfect, began in 1984. Her mother Phyllis had allowed 16-year-old Louise to date David even though he was eight years her senior.
But Phyllis Robinette was too scared to tell her preacher husband Wayne what was going on.
He only found out when David and Louise went missing and authorities at Princeton Senior High School were forced to admit that they had let David sign her out of school.
'My mom allowed Louise to date David secretly because she loved him and he was from a Christian family and she trusted Louise,' said Teresa.
'But she was doing it behind my dad's back — he wasn't aware that they were dating — and then one day, David went into the high school and they let him sign Louise out of school and they ran away. He had his car and they drove.
'They made it all the way to Texas before the police stopped them.'
Cops made 16-year-old Louise call home, Teresa recalled. 'What was crazy was that after that my mom and dad sort of switched roles.
Her sister tells how Louise's marriage created a rift within the family after she began a new life with her husband and refused to visit her parents and did not allow them to visit her. Pictured: Louise (top right) with her mother Phyllis, (left) her father, sisters Teresa (on father’s lap) and Elizabeth (bottom right)
Her mom, the wife of a preacher, allowed Louise to date David Turpin secretly. Above she is pictured as a 7th-grader (left) and with her sister Teresa (right)
Louise as a teenager (second from left) with sister Elizabeth (left), mother Phyllis, sister Teresa and father Wayne
Louise plays with her younger sister Teresa (center) as middle sister Elizabeth looks on
'My mom, who had let them date, ended up being the one telling the police they had to send her home. She wanted her home right now, but my dad said, "No, she has made her choice, she should go off and live her life."
'He was angry at my mom for letting them date. He was so upset. He told her it was all her fault. He got on the phone and told Louise, "This is the life you want, you're now an adult, I love you and I'll always be your daddy, but now you can take care of yourself. If this is what you want, you go for it."
'So he let her marry him. They came back to Princeton and had a small intimate church wedding, just the two families. Then they went back to Texas to start their lives together.'
Teresa said her father's anger at his wife welled up and within two years her parents had separated. Divorce followed and her father gave up his itinerant evangelical preaching.
'He still went to church, he still lived for God, but he stopped preaching,' she said. He went on to serve 26 years as chief deputy assessor for Mercer County, West Virginia.
Teresa was only three when her sister ran away. But the chaos that ensued is burned in her memory.
'I remember my aunt crying and my grandma and my mom and