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Fate of Vancouver parents accused of abuse in hands of jury

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

A jury will decide the fate of Vancouver parents accused of beating and starving their children.

Sandra and Jeffery Weller testified in their own defense Thursday before closing arguments.

Police arrested the couple in the fall of 2011 after officials say their 16-year-old twins asked for help.

Most of the Wellers' children took the stand, saying their parents locked the kitchen cupboards, made the twins eat rotten food and if they got in trouble, the twins would be hit with a board until they started to bleed.

Sandra and Jeffery Weller denied all those claims.

The jury will now decide if it was the parents or the children that lied.

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