|STARVED AND FROZEN|
Hanna Williams,13, was found naked and wrapped in a sheet of the back garden of her adoptive parents Larry 47, and Carri Williams, 40, Mount Vernon, WA, home.
Skagit Count Prosecutor Richard Weyrich told King 5 it was one of the "worst cases I've ever prosecuted."
He added: "She died of hypothermia and you know part of that relates to having lost so much weight over the past year, months ... she had lost nearly 30 pounds,"
According to allegations in the charging documents, they starved Hanna for days, put her in a locked closet and forced her to sleep outside in the barn in the cold.
She also wasn't allowed to use the bathroom in the house, instead having to go to a porta-potty behind the barn.
In addition, they allege Hanna was struck daily with a plumbing tool, a flexible plastic tube with a round ball on the end.
According to the charging documents, Carri Williams is also alleged to have talked about how much she disliked her two adopted Ethiopian children, a 10-year-old boy and Hanna, when compared with their six biological children.
The abuse got worse last Christmas when the tragic teen was was forced to watch the family celebrate from outside and only let in when her parents had guests.
An autopsy showed that the cause of death was hypothermia, but malnutrition and a stomach infection were contributing factors.
All of the Williamses' biological children and adopted son have been removed from the home.
The pair were arrested Thursday in Skagit County and are charged with homicide by abuse and are being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.