Note: The sentencing date has been changed to October 29. Read more here.
Gina Cole, the wonderful Skagit Valley Herald reporter, has posted this article: “Williams couple to be sentenced Oct. 8.”
Larry and Carri Williams were found guilty of manslaughter and of homicide by abuse respectively for the death of their adopted Ethiopian daughter Hana, and for first degree assault of their adopted Ethiopian son Immanuel. I wrote about the verdict here.
In her article today, Gina writes:
Each defendant faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and/or a $50,000 fine for each offense. Prosecutor Rich Weyrich and deputy prosecutor Rosemary Kaholokula are recommending about 14 to 18 years for Larry Williams and about 27 to 37 years for Carri Williams. Larry Williams spent almost two years in jail while the case was pending and could get credit for serving that time.
Judge Susan Cook has final say on sentencing.
The sentencing hearing is scheduled for 9:30am October 8, in Skagit County Superior Court. I plan to attend.
Here is a bit of trivia for anyone who watched the Williams trial. A 48 hours televised trial had the same prosecutor. The woman being questioned in that trial had the same indignation to the prosecutors questions as Carri had. The name of that episode is “The Dog Trainer, the Heiress and the Bodyguard”.
I will be there.
I wish I could be there but I will be there in spirit. I’d like to stick out my tongue at Carri…..So friend she was! (shaking my head)
I wouldn’t miss it!
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I will be there, Too!