Mother found guilty of murder of adopted girl; father guilty of manslaughter

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SEATTLE — Carri Williams was found guilty of homicidal abuse of a child and first-degree assault of a child in the death of her adopted daughter, Hana. Carri’s husband, Larry Williams, was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter and assault of a child; he was not convicted of homicide in Hannah’s death because the jury could not reach a verdict on that charge.

The two were charged after the Hana’s body was discovered May 2011 in the Williams’ Sedro-Wooley backyard. The coroner said she died of malnutrition and hypothermia and authorities contend she had been beaten and starved.

Hana was adopted by the Williams’ from Ethopia and she was believed to be 13 years old when she died. Due to the abuse she suffered, there was some difficulty in determining her actual age.

The defendants each had pleaded not guilty to the charges.


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