US couple starved and beat adopted Ethiopian girl to death

A US couple from the city of Sedro-Woolley in Washington state has been convicted of manslaughter in the death of a teenage girl, Hana Williams, they adopted from Ethiopia.

The couple, Larry and Carri Williams, starved and beat Hana Williams to death in the backyard of their home in May 2011.

They were convicted of manslaughter on Monday and are expected to face a maximum life sentence. They were also convicted of first-degree assault of a younger boy they had adopted from Ethiopia.

Adoption paperwork  showed Hana would have been about 13 years old at the time of her death.

The husband, Larry Williams, was convicted of manslaughter; the jury could not reach a verdict on homicide.

The wife, Carri Williams, was found guilty of homicide by abuse and first-degree manslaughter.

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