Sedro-Woolley couple arraigned in daughter's death

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- A Sedro-Woolley couple charged with homicide by abuse in the death of their 13-year-old daughter adopted from Ethiopia pleaded not guilty Thursday at their arraignment in Mount Vernon.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports (http://bit.ly/mPxW6e ) Skagit County Superior Court Judge Dave Needy reduced bail from $500,000 to $150,000 each for Larry and Carri Williams.

They were charged in the May 12 death of Hana Williams who was found in the back yard just after midnight after several hours in the rain. She died of hypothermia and also showed evidence of malnutrition.

The Williamses also are charged with child assault for the alleged abuse of an adopted son. That boy and six biological children are now either in foster care or staying with relatives.

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Information from: Skagit Valley Herald, http://www.skagitvalleyherald.com