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Stepmom details child's brutal beatings in court

By Nelson Daranciang

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LAST UPDATED: 03:45 p.m. HST, Mar 14, 2014


Delilah Williams, the wife of a former Schofield Barracks soldier who is facing the death penalty in connection with his daughter's death, showed little emotion while testifying Friday in federal court about how the 5-year-old girl was abused at home. 

Williams showed no emotion when she described how she and her husband, Naeem Williams, regularly beat Talia with a belt and plastic ruler they called "Mr. Paddle" for soiling herself. She was emotionless when she described how her husband beat Talia while the girl was bound head to ankles to a bed post with duct tape on multiple occasions. 

In addition, she described the one time she bound Talia to a bedpost in the same manner to beat her, that she put tape over the girls eyes so Talia wouldn't see from which direction the belt was coming and put tape over Talia's mouth to muffle the girl's cries.

The only time Williams showed emotion was when she fought back tears while describing a beating, which occurred on June 29, 2005. On that day, she used a belt to beat Talia for soiling herself and then stomped on the girl she fell to the floor. She said she stomped on her stepdaughter's stomach, causing Talia to defecate on herself. Williams said she stopped only after feeling what she believed was the crack of a bone under her foot.

Williams testified that she then forced Talia to sit on the toilet and pushed on her stomach. She said the more Talia resisted, the angrier she got and the harder she pushed, breaking the toilet. She said she then lifted Talia up by the hair and banged the girl's head against the bathroom wall.

Williams said she later told her husband that Talia had soiled herself but didn't tell him that she had punished the girl. Consequently, Naeem Williams also beat the girl. 

Delilah Williams pleaded guilty to murder in 2006 and is testifying in her husband's trial according to the terms of her plea agreement with the prosecutor. Her deal calls for her to get a 20-year prison sentence instead of life behind bars.

Talia William's mother, Tarshia Williams, sat quietly in the back of the courtroom Friday morning, crying to herself as she listened to testimony about the ways her daughter  was regularly beaten before the girl's death on July, 15 2005.

Naeem Williams, 34, could face the death penalty if convicted of murder. The federal trial allows prosecutors to pursue the death penalty in a state that doesn't have capital punishment.







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agile wrote:
These animals should be behind bars for life for what they've done. They are far beyond reform or rehabbing.
on March 14,2014 | 02:18PM
screaming_banshee wrote:
Ms. Williams - My condolences to the loss of your beautiful baby girl to these savages. My heart goes out to you and I hope that you will be able to find some comfort to hold on to while you go through this awful time. What you have had to endure emotionally while listening to what your angel had to endure boggles my mind. Stay strong but don't be afraid to break down either. I hope that justice will be strong and brutal to these two!
on March 14,2014 | 02:20PM
kmgym wrote:
This poor girl suffered so much during her short time on this earth. My heart breaks for her and her mother.
on March 14,2014 | 02:45PM
MakaniKai wrote:
Pure Evil !
on March 14,2014 | 03:00PM
mjoseph wrote:
I'm speechless, those two are uumm??
on March 14,2014 | 03:18PM
redneckMT wrote:
THEY BOTH DESERVE THE DEATH PENALTY......NO APPEALS.....FIRING SQUAD! I VOLUNTEER FOR THAT DETAIL.
on March 14,2014 | 03:37PM
SueH wrote:
Not the firing squad. That's too swift and humane. Duct tape them to a bedpost and beat them until they die, just like they did to their daughter. Live by the sword, die by the sword.
on March 14,2014 | 07:18PM
MillionMonkeys wrote:
Sick sick sick... I hope the SA, along with other publications, does an investigative piece or series on how these things happen. Drugs, insanity, abuser having been abused as a child....???? What can be learned, and what can be done to prevent such atrocities?
on March 14,2014 | 03:44PM
Mahalo wrote:
I hope the doctors and all the military people who said nothing was wrong is reading this and read it good... does this sound like nothing????
on March 14,2014 | 04:25PM
W_Williams wrote:
Talia, I'm so broken hearted for all the pain you endured in your life. To your Mom, I pray she can survive these days of hearing of the horrific beatings you endured at the hands of your sick, evil father and his equally evil wife.
on March 14,2014 | 05:14PM
iwanaknow wrote:
what were they thinking to beat up their own daughter?
on March 14,2014 | 05:20PM
lifeisgood wrote:
Tarshia Williams, My heart breaks for you. My thoughts are with you.
on March 14,2014 | 08:56PM
mookane wrote:
Let me stomp on, punch, and starve these two worthless piece of Shiiiiiits, it'll be payback for what they did to that little girl !
on March 14,2014 | 06:25PM
koadog wrote:
How can a human being be so cruel to another human being?
on March 14,2014 | 09:45PM
glenn57377 wrote:
There should have been NO DEALS. They both beat that child in extremely vicious ways. What I have read is worse than torture. Death to both of the parents. They deserve no better. I cannot fathom how an adult human being with rational thought could do this to a little girl. Stand them side-by-side and give me permission to fire when ready. Their souls would immediately be dispatched to Hell.
on March 15,2014 | 12:34AM
1R1E wrote:
IS SHE IN THE SERVICE? IF NOT SINCE SHE IS MARRIED TO SOMEONE IN THE SERVICE DOES SHE STILL GET TO DO TIME IN FEDs? IF NOT, I HOPE SHE GOES TO WOMENs IN KAILUA. IM PRETTY SURE THAT DELILAH WILL GET BEATINGs IN JAIL.. AND SHE SHOULD EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR OF EVERYDAY.
on March 20,2014 | 12:48PM
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