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Manslaughter sentencing for Sedro-Woolley couple

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A Sedro-Woolley couple convicted of manslaughter in the death of their adopted daughter face sentencing Tuesday in Mount Vernon.

Larry and Carri Williams were convicted Sept. 9 in the 2011 death of Hana in the back yard of their home. The young teen died of hypothermia, and the autopsy also noted malnutrition.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports prosecutors are recommending a sentence of 27 to 37 years for Carri Williams who also was convicted of homicide by abuse. They are recommending a sentence of 14 to 18 years for Larry Williams, who was not at home at the time of the death.

Both also were convicted of assault of a child for punishing a boy they adopted in 2008 from Ethiopia at the same time as Hana.

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Information from: Skagit Valley Herald, http://www.skagitvalleyherald.com


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