Louise Turpin, the California mother that abused and tortured 12 of her 13 children, along with her husband David Turpin, had an emotional breakdown while in jail, Radar Online reported.

Louise told her sister, Elizabeth Flores, in tears how much she misses her children, the news outlet said. She cries whenever her kids are mentioned, Flores told Radar Online.

“We talked about the baby,” Flores said. “She told me how she would turn 3 in two weeks and she started to cry because she was upset she wouldn’t be there.”

The children that Louise and David are accused of abusing and torturing were shackled to their beds, malnourished, and rarely allowed to shower. The abuse finally ended when one of the daughters escaped from the home and called the police for help.

David also recently came to terms with the abuse as he became emotional when he spoke to Flores as well, hoping that his children can “forgive” him for what he has done, Radar Online reported earlier this week. David is also hopeful his children will visit him while he is in jail, according to Flores.

“He was telling me that no matter what happened with him, he hoped that he still had a relationship with his kids. That’s what he kept worrying about,” Flores told the news outlet.

Louise and David pleaded guilty to the charges against them and will serve a life sentence with eligibility for parole in 25 years. If parole is granted, the couple would be on probation for life.

Their next court date is set for April 19.