This is just too sad! The parents of an adopted girl who died of exposure in her own backyard after she had been starved and abused for months pleaded not guilty to the charges. They say they did it in the name of God! SMDH!
Larry P. Williams and Carri D. Williams of Sedro Woolley were arrested and later charged with homicide by abuse and assault of a child in the first degree in Skagit County Superior Court near Seattle, Washington.
Each was ordered held Thursday on $150,000 bail. According to court documents, the couple’s adopted daughter, 13 year old Hana Williams was systematically starved, beaten, forced to use an outdoor toilet and sometimes locked in a dark closet for days by the Williams.
Hana Williams was found dead in May – naked, face-down in the mud in her own backyard – after she had spent much of a cold, rainy day outside as a punishment, according to court documents.
Although she died of hypothermia, there were other contributing causes to her death, including severe malnutrition and chronic gastritis, doctors said.