Girls testify against adoptive mother in 'torture' case Eight-year-old twin girls testified Friday that their adoptive mother hit, beat, burned and hanged them with an exercise device, cable cord and other items over about 1-1/2 years. Upon questioning by Andary, the second girl said her reason for testifying was so she "won't have to go back" and live with Williams. Both girls have been living with a new family for about six months after they were removed from the Williams home on Toepfer Road on or about Nov. 16. Their testimony is detailed in the article, but I won't post it here because some people would have a hard time reading it. What these girls went through and their bravery made me cry.