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Wash. Pair To Be Sentenced In Adopted Girl's Death

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state couple convicted of manslaughter in the death of a teenage girl they adopted from Ethiopia is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday.
Larry and Carri Williams of Sedro-Woolley were convicted Sept. 9 in the 2011 death of Hana in the backyard of their home. The 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 wasn't 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.
Larry and Carri Williams are to be sentenced in Mount Vernon.

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