On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, finished his testimony in which he said that his wife came up with many of the ideas for the children’s punishments and he did not remember about the rest. He also testified that they did not spank Immanuel until they thought that he could understand the rules. Then Larry stepped down and his defense rested. Then Carri’s defense commenced, starting with her sister, mother and father taking the stand. Finally Carri took the stand where she testified that parenting decisions were shared. The morning was covered by this article in the Skagit Valley Herald.
Maureen also covers the morning session in a lot more detail.
Carri was back on the stand in the afternoon. She testified about the night Hana died among other things. I don’t think I need to remind you that none of these stories are for the easily triggered.
Here is the story on King5 TV
Here is the story on Kiro TV
Here is the story on Komo News.
And if you have not used up all your views of the Skagit Valley Herald you may read this article. They report that Carri admits to telling her children to lie after training them that lying was a very serious offense because she knew that locking Hana in the closet was wrong. If you cannot find a way to read it, Maureen gives a lot more detail anyway and includes a quote from the same article.
And here is Maureen’s report on Carri’s testimony. Maureen was unsure about gluesticks so I will assume that many are also. They are used in glueguns for crafts and come in 2 sizes, 3 inch and 12 inch. It is the 12 inch ones which are sometimes used for chastisements. I have a post about that here.