MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – A Sedro-Wolley couple accused of starving, beating and forcing their adopted daughter outside as punishment have been sentenced to decades in prison for her death.
Larry and Carri Williams were convicted September 9 of manslaughter in the death of a teenage girl they adopted from Ethiopia.
Hana Williams was found dead May 12, 2011, in the backyard of the family home.
The autopsy said she died of hypothermia, with malnutrition and a stomach condition as contributing factors.
Carri Williams was sentenced Tuesday to just under 37 years, the top of the standard sentencing range, by a judge who said she probably deserved more time in prison.
Her husband received a sentence of nearly 28 years.