Thursday August 30, 2013 saw yet another expert witness testifying that Hana had to be at around 15. This time it was a radiologist who analyzed xrays of Hana’s bones, according to this article from King 5.
Then Carri Williams returned to the stand to be cross examined. She testified that Larry never ordered her to stop spanking the children and that if he had, she would have stopped because she believes in “Biblical gender roles,” according to this article in the Skagit Valley Herald.
According to this article from KiroTV, she admitted to reading the controversial book, To Train Up A Child by Michael and Debi Pearl but said, “That doesn’t mean I followed that book as the Bible. I got a couple ideas from it, is all.” Upon reading that, an acquaintance Carri Wiliams made the following statement in the Facebook Group, Remembrance of Hanna Williams:
LIES LIES LIES!!! She said she only used a few suggestions from the book. All lies!!! She had EVERY stinking Pearl book they had from No Greater Joy ministries. She followed it to a T!! She always bragged about it. She talked us all into reading this book. She is lying through her teeth!!!! I Guess what can I excpect? Just irritates me so bad that she is so big on telling the truth when she is so full of lies herself!! This made me shake in my boots and wanna scream to the rooftop that she is soooo lying!
Also in this story is discussion of the application they filled out when they applied to adopt Hana and Immanuel. The Prosecuting Atty said that they did not put in the application that they spank, although Carri said that they did. It was not found on the application.
Maureen has a very detailed report again for which I am very thankful. It goes without saying that this is not for the faint of heart as pretty much nothing in this trial is.
They did not finish the cross examination before the day ended.