UPDATE From Williams Trial: Adopted Son Testifies Mother, Siblings Mocked Hana

Prosecutor Rosemary Kaholokula (right) questions the Williams' family physician, Dr. Harold Clark, Thursday in Mount Vernon, Washington. (Nick Gonzales / Skagit Valley Herald)

Skagit Valley Herald

By Gina Cole

MOUNT VERNON — In the hours before Hana Williams collapsed in her adoptive family’s backyard and succumbed to hypothermia, her adoptive mother and siblings watched her limping and seemed to be “laughing at her,” the family’s adopted son testified Thursday.

At Skagit Valley Hospital later that night, emergency physician Janette Tomlinson told Larry and Carri Williams their adopted daughter had died. Larry got “teary-eyed,” but Carri was calm and talkative, the doctor testified.

“She was not real distraught,” Tomlinson said.

Larry and Carri Williams are standing trial on charges of homicide by abuse and first-degree manslaughter in Hana’s death, and first-degree assault of their adopted son. They have pleaded not guilty.

Read more at Skagit Valley Herald.

Expert on torture testifies in the abuse case of Hana and Immanuel (KIRO 7 News)
Hana’s Adopted Brother Testifies About Abuse (Skagit Valley Herald)
Williams trial therapist: Boy has post-traumatic stress disorder (Skagit Valley Herald)
Girl’s autopsy shows signs of beatings, hypothermia, malnutrition (KOMO News)
Washington State: Trial Begins In Starvation Death Of Hana Alemu (Hana Williams)

Video: Expert Witness Testifies Adopted children were ‘tortured’ (KIRO 7 Eyewitness News)

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