While it is easy to get caught up in the ongoing saga of Veronica which now has the new addition a Reality TV star in to the fray…sigh…lets not forget about another adoptee, Hana.
“Larry and Carri Williams are charged with homicide by abuse and first-degree manslaughter in the death of their adopted daughter, Hana, who succumbed to hypothermia and malnutrition in the family’s backyard in May 2011. They also are charged with first-degree assault of a child in connection with alleged abuse of their adopted son.
They have pleaded not guilty.” (quote taken from link below by Gina Cole)
It is heart wrenching and heart breaking to read the reports of the testimony about Hana, but also Immanuel as well, who was also adopted from Ethiopia. Immanuel has been on the stand several times as he is only allowed to testify every other day, and for two-and-a-half hours each time I believe due to his age.
Thursday, the 15th of August, clinical psychologist Dr. Katherine Porterfield testified. I urge you to read the report by Gina Cole a reporter for the Skagit Valley Herald. “Psychologist agrees Williams children were tortured” and in the article it speaks to the different categories. Go read it, and just stop and think about how any one of those categories listed in the article would impact a child. Many more articles about the trial are on the site. You can find Gina Cole the reporter on twitter @Gina_SVH or on Facebook Gina Cole.
Maureen at “Light of Day Stories” has posts of the days she attended the trial that started in mid July. Link to her most recent post here, but if you haven’t read all her posts on Hana you can click on a tag, and scroll down to the oldest ones and then read forward.
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― Walt Whitman
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