The despicable crimes that Carri and Larry Williams committed against their adopted children are very difficult to comprehend. [“Parents convicted in adopted girl’s death,” page one, Sept. 10.]
It is unthinkable that any member of a civilized society would commit such heinous, inhumane acts against a child. What the Williams couple did to the little Ethiopian girl, Hana, will remain a tragic reminder of the horrors that many young adopted children face.
Hana’s young life ended in the cruelest and most undignified manner; dogs and cats receive a far superior treatment in America than what little Hana got from her adoptive parents.
Ethiopians around the world, like myself, are mourning the terrible loss of a promising life. The guilty verdict may not serve as a consolation for any of us, particularly to Hana’s family in Ethiopia.
I hope the case will present a compelling reason for a thorough review of the adoption process. The lives and well-being of thousands of defenseless children are at stake.
As I was reading your article, I noticed that Hana’s brief life on this Earth ended in a double-edged tragedy. As her adopted last name indicates, Carri and Larry Williams managed to kill Hana’s identity first, before they murdered her. I hope her original name was restored at her final rest.
Tewodros Abebe, Accokeek, Maryland