HI - Talia Williams, 5, beaten to death, Wahiawa, 16 July 2005
An Army soldier and his wife, who lived at Wheeler Army Air Field base, are under arrest for what prosecutors are calling the torture and murder of a 5-year-old girl.
The girl's stepmother could face the death penalty, KITV 4 News reported.
Talia Williams died of a beating Saturday night, according to court documents.
HI - Talia Williams, 5, beaten to death by her father, 2005
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.