Parents Convicted Of Starving Daughter To Death In Backyard

Wed, October 30, 2013 11:39am EST by 4 Comments
Hana Williams’ Parents Convicted
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Parents from Washington state were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to several decades in prison after a jury found them guilty of abusing, starving, and forcing their adopted daughter to stay outside in the cold as punishment.

Larry and Carri Williams were convicted of manslaughter starving their 13-year-old daughter Hana Williams to death and were sentenced to their maximum prison sentences in a Skagit County, Wash. court on Oct. 29, 2013. The parents adopted the girl from Ethiopia in 2008, and left her outside in their backyard to die from hypothermia and starvation in May 2011.

Hana Williams’ Parents Convicted In Her Death By Starvation

Both of Hana’s parents received the maximum sentence allowed for their crimes. In addition to manslaughter charges, the girl’s mother was found guilty of homicide by abuse, reported The Daily Mail.

“Carri Williams was sentenced to just under 37 years, the top of the standard sentencing range, by a judge who said she probably deserved more time in prison,” reported The Seattle Times. “Her husband, Larry Williams, received a sentence of nearly 28 years.”

Each parent was also found guilty of assault for their severe punishment of their son Immanuel, now 12, who they also adopted from Ethiopia in 2008. He testified at the couple’s trial, and said that he and Hana were beaten with switches and belts.  He also told the court that as punishment for their behavior, he and Hana “were fed frozen meals, hosed down and forced to sleep in closets, where they would listen to recordings of the Bible on tape and Christian music,” reported The Daily Mail.

Hana Williams Dies From Hypothermia & Starvation

An autopsy performed on Hana revealed that “she died of hypothermia, with malnutrition and a stomach condition as contributing factors,” reported The Daily Mail.

Child Protective Services removed eight children from the Williams’ home after they were arrested: Immanuel and seven of the couple’s biological children.

WATCH: Couple Charged With Death Of 13-Year-Old Hana Williams

– HL Staff

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Posted at 12:31 PM on October 30, 2013  

They should be starved to death and also die of hypothermia so they can feel what she felt and at the same time beat them with a switch and belt.I find it amazing how no one notices what was going on it at school or just people around them and no one says anything they are just as guilty.The only good thing out of this story is that the other children will get to live a better life.Poor Hana what a horrible death and what did she get but abuse?, her death freed these other children from more abuse.

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God is love.

Posted at 10:44 PM on October 30, 2013  

Bless hana for she is with the lord now,happy and loved, you are right, her death freed these other children from more abuse.

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Posted at 12:26 PM on October 30, 2013  

they were racists.

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Posted at 12:00 PM on October 30, 2013  

They should’ve gotten the death penalty!
This story got me to thinking, these people were undercover racist and adopting two ethiopian children just to abuse them is some of the sickest $##T! they could’ve done.
Had they left her in her country, as poor as it is she’d probably still be alive.
I hope they never get another wink of sleep. I hope visions of this little girl and what they did to her, haunts them for the rest of thier lives.

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