Komo News reports on what happened in court on August 1, 2013. Immanuel gives more testimony of the horrid and dehumanizing treatment he suffered in the Williams home. I must note that while the article says that the Williams have 3 biological children who did not suffer the same abuse, the truth is that they have 7 biological children who did not suffer the same abuse.
Also, a family friend testified that Carri had complained about hana’s lack of obedience and frequent spankings.
And here is Maureen’s report which gives us a lot more heart wrenching detail. She also discusses the issue of the older Williams boys testifying or taking the fifth.
Maureen tells us about a new witness, John Hutson, “…an expert about torture and interrogation techniques. He has testified many times before Congress and elsewhere.” So far, all he has testified to are his credentials. The judge has approved him, so he will no doubt return.
Updated to add: I just found this story and video from KiroTV.com which reports that they showed jurors the video of Hana taken before the adoption and picture taken shortly before her death. Quite the contrast. 🙁
I notice that everyone else is calling Thursday the 5th day of the trial. I started counting on the first day of Jury Selection which adds 4 days to my count.