US woman starved, beaten, tortured and locked in a shed

A starved, beaten and tortured woman was freed from a US home after being forced to live locked inside of a storage shed.


Authorities said that sixty one year old, Elias Abdurahman and his girlfriend fifty year old, Sara Kebede Tadesse imprisoned, assaulted and abused the fifty four year old woman for an undisclosed amount of time.


Police in Lancaster, California went to the couple’s home after reports of screaming were coming from the residence.


The woman, who is said to be the sister of Abdurahman, was found in the backyard locked in the shed. Authorities believe the woman was there for at least one year.


Abdurahman and Tadesse will be arraigned on Tuesday. If they are convicted they could face up to life prison.


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