Hana Williams: Homicide by Abuse Trial Underway

Hana Alemu, Hana Williams The trial of a Washington state couple accused of starving their adopted Ethiopian-born daughter and locking her outside in the cold, where she died from exposure is underway.

Prosecutors say the couple tortured Hana Williams and her brother Emanuel under the guise of discipline. [Read more...]

How harmful are the teachings of Michael and Debi Pearl?

Michael and Debi Pearl The book To Train Up A Child, by Michael and Debi Pearl, has featured in several murder investigations.

While their influence is not as great as some people think, far too many Christians buy into this couple’s dangerous teachings. [Read more...]

Video: Punishing kids in the name of religion

On Anderson Cooper (CNN) tonight Gary Tuchman investigates adults who say they’re following the word of God when beating children, sometimes to death.

Larry and Hana Williams Carri Williams, the couple refered to in this report, are accused of starving their adopted 13-year-old Ethiopian-born daughter and locking her outside in the cold, where she died from exposure. [Read more...]

Couple accused of starving daughter plead not guilty

A couple accused of starving their adopted 13-year-old Ethiopian-born daughter and locking her outside in the cold, where she died from exposure, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to homicide and child abuse charges. [Read more...]

Controversial book part of adopted girl’s murder investigation

Hana Williams Once again the book “To Train Up A Child,” by Michael and Debi Pearl of ‘No Greater Joy Ministries’ features in a murder investigation.

The parents of a 13-year-old girl adopted from Ethiopia have been accused of starving and locking the girl outside — resulting in hypothermia that killed her. [Read more...]

Trial delayed in alleged torture death of daughter

Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz A judge Thursday continued a trial against a Paradise couple for the alleged murder and torture of their adopted child, so attorneys can read the more than 6,000 pages of evidence, with more coming.

The pair allegedly caused the death of their 7-year-old adopted daughter and serious injuries to her 11-year-old sister during separate “biblical chastisements” with a whip-like instrument in February at the family home. [Read more...]

Trial date set in “Biblical chastisement” death of girl

Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz A Paradise couple are scheduled to stand trial in November on murder and torture charges involving two adopted children.

They are accused of causing the death of a 7-year-old adopted girl and serious injuries to her 11-year-old sister during separate “biblical chastisements” with a whip-like instrument in February at the family home. [Read more...]