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Investigator says father expressed no remorse in beating death

By Nelson Daranciang

LAST UPDATED: 07:55 p.m. HST, Mar 20, 2014

During the course of a seven-hour interview with Army investigators immediately following the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter Talia, former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem Williams "never expressed any concern, sorrow or remorse for Talia," Army investigator Albert Hazzard testified this morning in U.S. District Court.

Hazzard said he got the impression that Williams' focus was on himself, his wife Delilah and their four-and-a-half-month-old daughter Azrah. 

"Talia was a burden, she wasn't really wanted," Hazzard said.

Talia was Williams' child from a prior relationship. 

Williams, 34, is on trial for capital murder for the July 5, 2005, child abuse beating death of Talia. He is facing the death penalty.   

Hazzard said he gave Williams the opportunity to write a letter to unburden himself from any guilt or sorrow he felt over Talia's death. He said Williams declined.

He said during the interview, Williams initially said Talia fell in the shower and hit her head. He said Williams later admitted that his daughter fell and hit her head after he struck her. Hazzard said Williams also admitted that he had previously hit Talia with his fist and belt on almost a daily basis.

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honoluludave wrote:
Shark bait..................
on March 20,2014 | 12:53PM
ezridah wrote:
jail bait
on March 20,2014 | 01:50PM
ez_tiga wrote:
Please remove that picture of him in uniform, he's a disgrace to the real men of honor. Absolutely no reason at all to beat a child. To take pure innocence so brutally, &*$#!@#$%^&* enough said.
on March 20,2014 | 12:59PM
SueH wrote:
If the justice system doesn't give this monster the death penalty, somebody else will.
on March 20,2014 | 02:16PM
false wrote:
This brings disgrace to the Army and to African Americans.
on March 20,2014 | 02:16PM
Skyler wrote:
What does any other person - regardless of race - have to do with his evil acts? Answer: nothing. Disgrace to the uniform he wears - yes; his so-called race, no.
on March 20,2014 | 11:16PM
letsgotrippin wrote:
Unfortunately you are correct. Like it or not, when you are a per capita population minority (blacks, Latinos, Asians, Polynesians, etc), your actions will reflect upon your race. It's a deeply human biological instinct to categorize and stereotype via racial distinctions, hardwired in us by millions of years of evolution. That's why there should be a moral obligation deeply embedded in any minority culture, that what you do will represent your race to the larger society. Those minority cultures with the strongest ethos in this regard, will also be the most socioeconomically successful.
on March 21,2014 | 09:33AM
paniolo wrote:
I wonder how many prisoners HE can beat up. They not defenseless like his daughter.
on March 20,2014 | 02:24PM
nitpikker wrote:
stepmom is just as evil.
on March 20,2014 | 02:45PM
BlueDolphin53 wrote:
Next to the word sociopath should be picture of both these creatures.
on March 20,2014 | 02:49PM
Forever_Grateful wrote:
I agree BOTH of them are a cut of the devil's mold!!
on March 20,2014 | 03:07PM
konag43 wrote:
this man should be castrated and left to die and so should his wife if she had (b).
on March 20,2014 | 03:13PM
kmgym wrote:
ez_tiga is right, that monster is not worthy of wearing that uniform! if he doesn't get the death penalty, i hope karma gives him what he deserves -- a life of misery and suffering in one way or another.
on March 20,2014 | 03:20PM
MililaniGirl wrote:
May this guy and his wife rot in hell for what they did, this child was innocent and couldn't protect herself from their evil doings. Lets see how big they are gonna be when someone beats the daylights ot of them.
on March 20,2014 | 03:39PM
Advsurfsail wrote:
What a monster and a witch! SHE should get the death penalty.
on March 20,2014 | 03:50PM
BreadMan wrote:
What sickens me most about this case is that the wife was given little to no penalty for her role in exchange for her testimony. What she has admitted to personally doing to this child is unforgivable and should never have been bartered away. The coroner's report may not have secured a death penalty, but at least BOTH adults would be tried and punished for their roles in the child's death.
on March 20,2014 | 04:59PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Sadly they need to extinguish his life and the life of the mother who stomped on their poor keiki. Shame on all the over paid Hawaii politicians to do not support the death penalty. How dare you let these criminals live full lives after what they have done. Hopefully the federal system will do this right.
on March 20,2014 | 05:14PM
Kagray01 wrote:
Why has it taken so long for the evil father of this beautiful keiki to be brought to justice? He deserves the same treatment he inflicted on this innocent child! The stepmother deserves the same as she inflicted on this little one! Death penalty is to good for both of them!
on March 20,2014 | 05:56PM
Anonymous wrote:
This story just breaks my heart. When I think of this poor, innocent, defenseless young girl being brutally beaten by the people who are supposed to be protecting her, it makes me want to cry. The poor baby had to live in fear every day with absolutely no protector. May she rest in peace now that these monsters can't get to her anymore.
on March 20,2014 | 07:05PM
Skyler wrote:
Perhaps he'll express some remorse when they strap his as* to a gurney for the last time.
on March 20,2014 | 07:06PM
Willieboy wrote:
enuff already with this story.... so sickening hearing what that poor girl went thru.
on March 20,2014 | 07:34PM
hnlstar808 wrote:
No child deserves that kind of treatment. He needs to rot in jail. He should've given her up for adoption, if he didn't want her. Another loving family would've taken her in. So sad that she had to go thru that.
on March 21,2014 | 08:23AM
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