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"Chicken Coop" trial continues in Taylor County

Troubling allegations of unsanitary living conditions, beatings, and food deprivation continued to emerge Wednesday in a Taylor County trial.

The young woman says she was locked up in various buildings on the family's property for sometimes days at a time, including a chicken coop that she testifies she was forced to stay in cold and hot weather, sometimes even forced to do so naked.

"And I told her I don't have anything, and she's like you have the clothes on your back’ and I said that's all I have, and she got mad and told me to take it off in the yard and walk to the chicken coop," the victim said in court.
Right now Diana Franklin is on trial, the case will continue Thursday. Then in December, Samuel Franklin is set to face a jury as well.

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