Los Angeles Times reported the arrest of a Lancaster couple—Elias Abdurahman, 61, and his partner Sara Kebede Tadesse, 50, for keeping a woman captive in their storage shed for a year and torturing her. The story informs that the woman, when found by the police, was covered in wounds, both fresh and old. She was also seriously malnourished.
The couple reportedly used a cane to beat the captive woman, whom CBS tells as the sister of Abdurahman. The accused face, if found guilty in the court, face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment in a state prison.