Couple in abuse death of Ethiopian teen Hanna make first appearance

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A Skagit County couple made their first court appearances on charges they abused their daughter to death at their home in Sedro-Woolley.Larry and Carri Williams’ 13-year-old daughter Hanna, adopted from Ethiopia, died of hypothermia in May. When police were called to the couple’s home in a gated community in Sedro-Woolley, they found the girl naked outside with bruises on her body and signs of malnutrition, police documents said.

13 yrs old Hanna Williams found dead at her backyard
13 yrs old Hanna Williams found dead at her backyard

The Williams are also accused of assaulting a boy they adopted from Ethiopia.Skagit Prosecutor Rich Weyrich asked that both have no contact with each other or their children, including an 18-year-old son who was in the courtroom.Both pleaded not guilty to charges of homicide by abuse and assault of a child. Bail was set at $150,000 for each. Among those in court for Thursday’s hearing were several members of Seattle’s Ethiopian community. >>Read More and Watch Video  on www.kirotv.com

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