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mysteriew
08-15-2005, 10:51 AM
Talia Williams had the most horrible of homecomings last week.
After a prolonged custody battle in South Carolina, the 5-year-old girl was taken from her birth mother in Orangeburg last December to live with her father and stepmother at a military base in Hawaii.

A second legal battle took place last month over bringing her body home for burial. She died July 16 in what officials in Hawaii called "inflicted head trauma due to battered child syndrome."

Her funeral was last Wednesday.

The father and stepmother are charged with murder.

http://www.charleston.net/stories/Default.aspx?newsID=36367&section=localnews

Jules
08-15-2005, 11:10 AM
OMG.... how awful - especially for the mother who fought for her. I have tears. It doesn't sound like the mother was even allowed to talk to her daughter once she left fro Hawaii. I couldn't imagine. Poor thing. My heart goes out to her.

anneoakley63
08-15-2005, 12:43 PM
OMG! I don't know if Hawaii has the death penalty, but if they do, this is a classic case for it's use! This is so very sad.:(

Jules
08-15-2005, 12:53 PM
Hawaii has no death penalty. UGH!

nanandjim
08-15-2005, 01:17 PM
Use the following to read the article.
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nanandjim
08-15-2005, 01:22 PM
Well, I can guess that the only reason the father wanted custody was so he didn't have to pay child support for the girl. What an idiot. I hope that both are sentence to LWOP.

Amraann
08-15-2005, 01:54 PM
He is in the Military.. and I assume this took place at their house on base so seems to me that the Military would preside over it??

Jules
08-15-2005, 02:05 PM
Yes, military will preside over his case. His wife was charged in civilian court. Must have been quite a bitter custody battle. It would appear the only reason he wanted the little girl was to punish and torture the mother. I hope he and his wife both rot in prisons the rest of their lives.

SewingDeb
08-15-2005, 03:48 PM
Well, I can guess that the only reason the father wanted custody was so he didn't have to pay child support for the girl. What an idiot. I hope that both are sentence to LWOP.

The mother is calling for the death penalty.

http://starbulletin.com/2005/07/31/news/story1.html

Jules
08-15-2005, 03:56 PM
The mother is calling for the death penalty.

http://starbulletin.com/2005/07/31/news/story1.html

This from the article you posted:

Army officials say Williams faces life imprisonment if convicted. He is not facing the death penalty because he was charged under a specific section of Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice that does not call for capital punishment.

mysteriew
08-15-2005, 04:07 PM
The mother is calling for the death penalty.

http://starbulletin.com/2005/07/31/news/story1.html

If the law doesn't allow for it she won't get it. But, I don't blame her at all for trying! I hope she makes some headway.

Melissa Marshall
08-15-2005, 11:23 PM
That is so terrible. That poor little girl. What is wrong with people?? How can someone hurt a child? These stories are so heartbreaking.

mysteriew
08-23-2005, 03:45 AM
Federal Prosecutors are expected to ask for a woman accused in the death of her five-year-old stepdaughter to be held without bail.

A detention hearing for Delilah Williams is scheduled for Thursday in U.S. District Court.

Williams was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder for Saturday's death of Talia Williams.
http://www.khnl.com/Global/story.asp?S=3621398

gangsta
08-23-2005, 07:58 AM
What a sad story... poor little girl... Iam glad that one case is in civl as I find the military likes to hide its messes so at least this way the public will be able to follow this case CLOSELY. What a shame and I am glad they will not be getting DP as I hope much more suffering is waiting for them here alive.:(

I hope she is finally at peace without pain...I HATE WHEN CHILDREN ARE USED AS PAWNS..and the courts need to take reponsibility as well...

SewingDeb
08-23-2005, 10:13 AM
This from the article you posted:

Army officials say Williams faces life imprisonment if convicted. He is not facing the death penalty because he was charged under a specific section of Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice that does not call for capital punishment.

Thanks for pointing that out.

Linda7NJ
08-23-2005, 02:20 PM
Even the school contacted CPS.....another bang up job by the people paid to protect children!:mad:

Jules
08-23-2005, 02:46 PM
Even the school contacted CPS.....another bang up job by the people paid to protect children!:mad:

I saw that - absolutely disgusting! :furious: That poor little girl didn't stand a chance.

csds703
08-23-2005, 04:45 PM
That poor child. The stepmother didn't want to call because she was afraid her child would be taken away. I hope she rots in a cell for a very long time. That couple deserves whatever they get. This just makes me MAD

Belinda
05-20-2010, 02:39 PM
This case appears to still be languishing in the courts. Delilah Sun Williams is supposed to make a plea deal for 20 years, but that will not be completed until after she testifies against her husband. At this time, they are both being held in federal custody at Honolulu FDC with Projected Release Dates of Unknown. I see no evidence that Naeem William's trial has taken place yet.

kbl8201
05-20-2010, 03:28 PM
god this sounds so much like the ethan stacy case in missing persons. :(

totally disgusted

Donjeta
05-21-2010, 01:10 AM
What's the hold-up with the trial? A few months more and they'll have been waiting for longer than this girl had to live.

Vegas Bride
05-21-2010, 01:37 AM
Horrible story, that poor little girl! And her mother still waiting to see justice done, my heart goes out to her!

VB

CHICANA
05-21-2010, 02:24 AM
Mother granted right to sue U.S. Army over claims they failed to prevent her daughter, 5, being beaten to death

Also, in June 2005 military police failed to notify social workers Talia was found 'naked and mute, standing near faeces on the floor' with marks covering her body and scratches on her face.
Three weeks later Talia died from blunt force trauma to her head.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1266006/Mother-granted-right-sue-U-S-Army-claims-failed-prevent-daughter-5-beaten-death.html

Sheromom
05-21-2010, 03:16 AM
Mother granted right to sue U.S. Army over claims they failed to prevent her daughter, 5, being beaten to death

Also, in June 2005 military police failed to notify social workers Talia was found 'naked and mute, standing near faeces on the floor' with marks covering her body and scratches on her face.
Three weeks later Talia died from blunt force trauma to her head.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1266006/Mother-granted-right-sue-U-S-Army-claims-failed-prevent-daughter-5-beaten-death.html

Good! This case is unbelievable and, living in a military town, I think it is about time. I have heard things that have made my toes curl.

here
03-04-2014, 08:53 PM
Naeem Williams accused of killing daughter in 2005
8:15 PM HST Jan 28, 2014

Investigators said 5-year-old Talia Williams' father, a Schofield Barracks soldier based in Hawaii, beat his daughter to death in 2005.

Read more: http://www.kitv.com/news/hawaii/murder-trial-could-be-hawaiis-first-death-penalty-case/-/8905354/24168406/-/7udyhj/-/index.html#ixzz2v2rQh8bD

Salem
03-04-2014, 09:22 PM
This poor child and her poor mother. How awful.

Salem

here
03-07-2014, 07:59 PM
Death penalty trial in child's beating death set to start in capital punishment-free Hawaii

Mar 7, 2014

http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2014/03/07/federal-death-penalty-trial-set-to-open-in-hawaii

Justice for Talia Emoni Williams!

here
03-07-2014, 08:10 PM
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20416667

Talia Emoni Williams 2000 - 2005

here
03-08-2014, 04:49 AM
The Story Of Talia Williams - YouTube
The Story Of Talia Williams by changinglittlethings

"Talia was a happy loving Angel; she touched many hearts and souls; she loved to do many things, especially sing" - Tarshia Williams

starlight-starbright
03-09-2014, 03:18 PM
Opening statements Tuesday, March 11 -- FINALLY!!!
http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/dailypix/2008/Nov/13/hawaii811130375AR_b.jpg

Trial opening in girl's 'horrific' death
The first capital punishment case in the state comes nine years after the child's fatal beating

By Nelson Daranciang
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 09, 2014
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The first death penalty case to go in front of a jury in Hawaii starts with opening statements Tuesday.

Former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem J. Williams is standing trial in U.S. District Court on a charge of capital murder for the July 2005 beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, Talia Emoni Williams.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner said Talia died as a result of head trauma due to battered-child syndrome.

Under Hawaii law, there is no capital punishment, which was abolished by the territorial Legislature in 1957.

But Williams, 34, if convicted, would face execution under federal law. The indictment charges him with killing a child through abuse or as part of a "pattern and practice of assault and torture."[modsnip]

http://www.staradvertiser.com/s?action=login&f=y&id=249174201

The Horrific Details
http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2008/Nov/13/ln/hawaii811130375.html

here
03-12-2014, 07:45 AM
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24947773/hawaii-first-death-penalty-case-begins

Hawaii's first death penalty case begins

Posted: Mar 11, 2014 12:27 PM HST
Updated: Mar 11, 2014 8:32 PM HST
By Lynn Kawano

SBM
The trial is expected to last at least three months.

There are 18 people in the jury box.

here
03-12-2014, 07:51 AM
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24942398/jurors-to-hear-details-of-childs-beating-death

Jurors to hear details of child's beating death

Posted: Mar 11, 2014 4:38 AM HST
Updated: Mar 11, 2014 4:38 AM HST

SBM

Investigators noted the girl slept in a room that had no mattress, no furniture and no blankets.

here
03-12-2014, 10:03 PM
Army investigator says doctor found no child abuse

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 01:00 p.m. HST, Mar 12, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 01:21 p.m. HST, Mar 12, 2014

SBM
Summer Kaopuiki testified that she was present when the doctor
examined Talia and thought the doctor did not take the examination
seriously. She said the doctor told her that because Talia is mentally
retarded, she could be clumsy.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20140312_Doctors_cursory_exam_found_no_evidence_of _child_abuse.html?id=249968591

here
03-12-2014, 10:07 PM
Prosecutor in death penalty case says child died after blow to chest

By Nelson Daranciang

POSTED: 10:47 a.m. HST, Mar 11, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 09:51 a.m. HST, Mar 12, 2014

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20140311_Prosecutor_in_death_penalty_case_says_chi ld_died_after_kick_to_chest.html?id=249589591

here
03-14-2014, 02:28 AM
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24968410/hawaii-capital-murder-trial-jury-watches-mom-weep

Hawaii capital murder trial jury watches mom weep

Posted: Mar 13, 2014 9:10 AM HST
Updated: Mar 13, 2014 9:10 AM HST

here
03-14-2014, 06:52 PM
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24980389/stepmom-ex-hawaii-soldiers-daughter-hit-often

Stepmom: Ex-Hawaii soldier's daughter hit often

Posted: Mar 14, 2014 11:46 AM HST
Updated: Mar 14, 2014 11:46 AM HST

SBM
Delilah Williams testified Friday in the capital murder trial against Naeem Williams that that they decided to pull the girl, Talia, out of elementary school because they worried school officials would notice visible marks of repeated abuse on her body.

seattlechiquita
03-14-2014, 07:01 PM
What a horrible case. Why did it take almost TEN years to trial?

here
03-14-2014, 07:07 PM
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24978400/stepmother-to-testify-against-ex-hawaii-soldier

Stepmother to testify against ex-Hawaii soldier
Posted: Mar 14, 2014 8:30 AM HST
Updated: Mar 14, 2014 8:30 AM HST

here
03-14-2014, 07:20 PM
http://www.kitv.com/news/hawaii/stepmom-exhawaii-soldiers-daughter-hit-often/24983856


http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24980201/stepmom-ex-hawaii-soldiers-daughter-hit-often

Stepmom: Ex-Hawaii soldier's daughter hit often

Posted: Mar 14, 2014 11:33 AM HST
Updated: Mar 14, 2014 1:15 PM HST

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - The stepmother of a 5-year-old girl who prosecutors allege was beaten to death by her father testified Friday that she and the former Hawaii soldier abused the girl regularly, escalating to her death.

Delilah Williams said in the capital murder trial against Naeem Williams that they decided to pull the girl, Talia, out of elementary school because they worried that school officials would notice the abuse and have them arrested.

"She started having marks on her body," Delilah Williams said, noting that she and Naeem Williams dressed the girl in clothes that covered the marks while the special needs child was still enrolled in school then left her at home by herself after they pulled her from classes.

The testimony will satisfy terms of a plea deal the stepmother made with prosecutors in which she acknowledged her role in killing the child as part of a pattern and practice of assault and torture. The agreement calls for a 20-year sentence.

Delilah Williams - who worked as an administrator registering children for daycare at Schofield Barracks - said she and the father repeatedly cursed at Talia, called her names and hit her almost daily.

here
03-14-2014, 07:21 PM
What a horrible case. Why did it take almost TEN years to trial?

I agree.

I haven't read/found the reason it's taken this long.

here
03-15-2014, 07:31 PM
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24982479/birth-mom-listens-as-stepmom-describes-horrific-abuse-to-girl

Stepmom admits duct taping, whipping, stomping, body slamming child

Posted: Mar 14, 2014 5:30 PM HST
Updated: Mar 14, 2014 5:53 PM HST
By Lynn Kawano - bio | email

here
03-19-2014, 01:28 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2579174/Ex-soldier-34-trial-killing-5-year-old-daughter-kicked-hard-boot-imprint-left-chest.html

Ex-soldier, 34, who is on trial for 'killing his 5-year-old daughter kicked her so hard after she urinated on herself that a boot imprint was left on her chest'

By Daily Mail Reporter
16:18 12 Mar 2014, updated 17:21 12 Mar 2014

here
03-19-2014, 01:39 AM
MOO
Each article has more disturbing details.

It's heartbreaking.

:(

here
03-19-2014, 04:21 AM
http://m.thetandd.com/news/local/hawaii-seeks-death-penalty-in-slaying-of-orangeburg-child/article_8aae19d6-8c97-11e3-9033-001a4bcf887a.html?mobile_touch=true

The Times and Democrat

Hawaii seeks death penalty in slaying of Orangeburg child

February 03, 2014 12:15 am T&D Staff Report

Talia Williams would have been 14 in March.

LAMARQ
03-19-2014, 10:22 AM
Just heard of this case and have been following Teghan Skiba case. To say I'm disgusted and sick is an understatement. Why, why, why are these children subjected to such torture? I want to scream. I hope mom wins her case against the U.S. Army.

CA Lady
04-04-2014, 05:58 PM
Judge Warns Naeem Williams In Capital Murder Trial, Suspects Testimony Was Coached and video.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/02/naeem-williams-testimony_n_5080348.html

LAMARQ
04-04-2014, 06:10 PM
Judge Warns Naeem Williams In Capital Murder Trial, Suspects Testimony Was Coached and video.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/02/naeem-williams-testimony_n_5080348.html

I've been wondering what is going on in this trial. Thank you.

seattlechiquita
04-04-2014, 06:22 PM
Thanks for the update. I had been wondering about this case.

LAMARQ
04-16-2014, 11:22 AM
Infection led to girl's death, doctor testifies at Naeem Williams' trial
By Nelson Daranciang
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Published: April 9, 2014

HONOLULU — A second defense medical expert gave jurors in the capital murder trial of former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem Williams yet another theory of how Williams' 5-year-old daughter, Talia, died.

Jan E. Leestma, a pathologist and neuropathologist, told the jury Tuesday that the girl died from "infection of the peritoneum, the tissue behind the gut, and bacterial sepsis."

Sepsis occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight infection trigger inflammation throughout the body.

Leestma testified in U.S. District Court as a witness for Williams.



This seems to be grasping, IMO.

starlight-starbright
04-25-2014, 12:09 AM
Ex-soldier found guilty in death penalty case
Justice has been served.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20140424_Jury_has_reached_verdict_in_Williams_deat h_penalty_case.html?id=256597801

LAMARQ
04-25-2014, 06:28 AM
Ex-soldier found guilty in death penalty case
Justice has been served.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20140424_Jury_has_reached_verdict_in_Williams_deat h_penalty_case.html?id=256597801

Thank you so much for the update. I'm so happy for the mom getting justice for her daughter. I can't imagine he won't get the death penalty, but stranger things have happened.

I'm looking forward to mom suing the Army.

Chelly
04-25-2014, 02:08 PM
Ex-soldier found guilty in death penalty case
Justice has been served.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20140424_Jury_has_reached_verdict_in_Williams_deat h_penalty_case.html?id=256597801

GOOD!'
I've said this before in other Forums: There is an epidemic of child abuse AND murder in our country. Why can't we take our heads out of the sand and acknowledge it?

OkieGranny
05-28-2014, 02:32 AM
http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/state-wire/ex-soldier-s-murder-case-now-focuses-character


Jurors in Hawaii are set to begin considering whether a former soldier should be sentenced to death or life in prison for killing his 5-year-old daughter.

Jurors deliberated for about a day before announcing a verdict Friday finding Naeem Williams eligible for the death penalty in the first capital case in the history of Hawaii’s statehood.

The jury returns to court on Wednesday to begin hearing testimony about whether he will be sentenced to death or life in prison with no possibility for release.

starlight-starbright
05-30-2014, 08:58 PM
Williams described in death penalty trial as 'model inmate'
by Star-Advertiser staff
POSTED: 01:32 p.m. HST, May 30, 2014


Federal prison officials say former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem Williams has been "a model inmate" over the nine years he has been confined at the Federal Detention Center here.[modsnip]

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20140530_Williams_described_in_death_penalty_trial _as_model_inmate_at_detention_center.html?id=26132 2731

Bleh.. who cares about this "model inmate" BS... :jail:

starlight-starbright
05-30-2014, 09:03 PM
Williams described in death penalty trial as 'gentle'
By Star-Advertiser staff
POSTED: 01:41 p.m. HST, May 29, 2014


Federal prison officials say former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem Williams has been "a model inmate" over the nine years he has been confined at the Federal Detention Center here.[modsnip]

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20140530_Williams_described_in_death_penalty_trial _as_model_inmate_at_detention_center.html?id=26132 2731

starlight-starbright
05-30-2014, 09:05 PM
Sentencing phase underway in Williams death penalty trial
By Nelson Daranciang
POSTED: 01:05 p.m. HST, May 28, 2014


Tarshia Williams says the death of her 5-year-old daughter Talia at the hands of the girl's father, Naeem Williams, in 2005 still makes her feel angry, sad and hurt.


[modsnip]

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20140528_Sentencing_phase_underway_in_Williams_dea th_penalty_trial.html

starlight-starbright
05-30-2014, 10:37 PM
Stepmom in death penalty case looking for friends online
By Rob Shikina
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 30, 2014

http://media.staradvertiser.com/images/Screen-shot-2014-05-30-at-2.34.34-AM.jpg


Convicted child killer Delilah Williams is looking for new friends online while serving time at the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu, according to a website dedicated to finding prison pen pals.

Williams, 30, has pleaded guilty to causing the death of her 5-year-old stepdaughter, Talia Emomi Williams, who died July 16, 2005, after months of torture at their Wheeler Army Airfield home.

Under a plea deal with the government, Williams will get a sentence of 20 years in prison. Her husband, former Schofield Barracks soldier, Naeem Williams, 34, is facing a death sentence in U.S. District Court for killing his daughter.
[modsnip]

http://www.staradvertiser.com/newspremium/20140530_Website_shows_slain_girls_stepmom_seeking _friends.html?id=261217081&c=n

starlight-starbright
06-05-2014, 02:40 AM
Williams admits to killing daughter, asks jury for life
By Star-Advertiser & Associated Press
POSTED: 04:51 p.m. HST, Jun 04, 2014

Convicted child killer Naeem Williams admitted for the first time in federal court Wednesday afternoon that he killed his 5-year-old daughter and asked the jury that is considering whether to impose the death sentence to spare his life.

"Instead of helping and protecting Talia, I hurt and killed her," Williams told the same jurors who found him guilty last month of two counts of capital murder.
[modsnip]


http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20140604_Williams_admits_to_killing_daughter_asks_ jury_to_spare_death_penalty.html?id=261919231

starlight-starbright
06-24-2014, 06:56 PM
Defense: Death penalty decision taking too long
By Associated Press
POSTED: 10:06 a.m. HST, Jun 24, 2014


Jurors are taking too long to deliberate the fate of a former Hawaii-based soldier facing the death penalty for killing his 5-year-old daughter, defense attorneys said in a motion that calls for a mistrial in the first capital murder trial since Hawaii became a state...

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20140624_Defense_Death_penalty_decision_taking_too _long.html?id=264456471

starlight-starbright
06-27-2014, 05:45 AM
Death penalty jury to announce decision on Friday
By Star-Advertiser staff
POSTED: 03:46 p.m. HST, Jun 26, 2014


The jury in the capital murder trial of former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem J. Williams told the court Thursday that they have reached a decision on whether he should be sentenced to death or to life in prison.

However, the announcement of the decision will not be read in court until Friday at 9 a.m. In a note to U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright, the jury said the process has been "emotionally draining" and that they wanted to delay the reading of the decision until Friday.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20140626_Jury_decision_in_death_penalty_to_be_anno unced_Friday.html?id=264834881

HauntsForHope
06-27-2014, 09:19 AM
This one's a nail biter....
Hawaii does not have capitol punishment. It's only because of his military status that he eligible for death.

starlight-starbright
06-27-2014, 08:19 PM
Jury rejects death penalty in Williams murder case
By Star-Advertiser staff
POSTED: 08:59 a.m. HST, Jun 27, 2014


A federal court jury in Honolulu rejected the death penalty on Friday for former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem J. Williams, who instead will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his 5-year-old daughter Talia in 2005.

The case was the first capital murder trial in the state of Hawaii.

The jury told U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright that it was unable to reach a unanimous decision on the death penalty, leaving life in prison without parole as the only sentencing option. He will be formally sentenced at a later date...

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20140627_Verdict_is_in_in_death_penalty_trial.html ?id=264943781 :banghead: