Couple behind bars, accused of abusing adopted Ethiopian children – my FOX spokane

September 30th, 2011 Print Print Email Email

A Skagit County couple was put behind bars on September 29, charged with murdering one of their adopted children and brutally assaulting the other.

On May 12, 13-year-old Hanna Williams died of hypothermia after she was found unconscious in the back yard of the family`s Sedro-Woolley home.

Prosecutors said they wanted to make sure they had a solid case before they brought charges. That happened late this afternoon.

Larry and Carrie Williams were both charged with one count of murder by abuse for the death of Hanna, and one count of first degree assault of a child, for a pattern of assault against their ten-year-old adopted son. According to court documents, they caused their son physical pain or agony that was equivalent to torture.

At the Williams’ home on September 29, an angry man believed to be the children’s grandfather refused to comment about the arrest of Larry and Carrie.

Court documents paint a horrific existence for the two children adopted from Ethiopia.

When emergency crews got to the house the night Hanna died, they found she had a large lump on her head and several fresh red bloody markings on her hips, knees, elbows and a face. The back of her legs and thighs had bruised or scarred markings.

Source: my FOX spokane

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