Hana Alemu: We Will Not Forget

Today Larry and Carri Williams begin appealing their murder convictions, based on their allegation that Hana was 16 and not 13 when she finally died from their abuse. Please keep Hana in your thoughts today. #JusticeForHana

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I wrote this post last November:

Owning humans is alive and well – It’s Hana who’s dead

If you do not know Hana’s story, please read that first.

Today, Dawn Betancourt, who was there for the Williams’ trial and visits Hana’s gravesite regularly, posted this to the Remembrance of Hanna Williams group on Facebook:

The lily stems cover a little of the writing, but the year of birth is clearly visible. They really did it. They changed Hana’s age on the gravestone, so it would appear she was sixteen instead of thirteen when she died. Why? Because legally, it’s slightly less abhorrent to slowly torture and starve a sixteen-year-old who is at your mercy than a thirteen-year-old. At least in the state of Washington. In other words, Mr and Mrs Williams have not given up on getting away with murder.

If that is not enough, they flaunt their power over…

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