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Sugar Cookie

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A Norfolk woman and her 14-year-old son are under investigation after a small child died while in their care, officials say.

The investigation into Catherine Seals and her teenage son began in November after 4-year-old Larkin Carter Carr died at the Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters.

Larkin was being watched by Seals' 14-year-old son on Nov. 12 when he called his mother and said that the 4-year-old was unresponsive. Doctors who treated Larkin noticed that the boy's body was covered in bruises and that he had a black eye, according to documents obtained by 10 On Your Side.

Larkin died at the hospital that day. An autopsy was done two days later, and it revealed that Larkin suffered from blunt-force trauma to the head and abdomen, and that his body was covered with between 70 and 90 bruises, said Norfolk prosecutor Jill Harris.

On Nov. 9 — the Friday before Larkin died — Seals left the 4-year-old home alone with her teenage son. The teenager later admitted to police that during that time he slammed a chair into Larkin's stomach, held the little boy down, and repeatedly punched him, Harris said.

That weekend Larkin was very sick. He stayed in his bedroom all weekend, vomiting up brown and black matter, but no one took him to the hospital, Harris siad.

The medical examiner is still reviewing the autopsy to determine his cause of death.

Seals is charged with two counts of child abuse and neglect, and her teenage son is charged with strangulation, but neither face charges for Larkin's death. The felony charges stem from incidents that happened involving Larkin and his 3-year-old brother, Tyler, between July and November 2018, Harris said.

Larkin and Tyler were in foster care when they moved to Norfolk in July to live with their father on a trial basis. Their dad was engaged to Seals. The couple lived together with Seals' teenage son and her 1-year-old daughter.

Larkin's November arrival at CHKD was his second trip to the hospital since September 2018. At that time, Larkin and Tyler were seen by doctors after they were injured during a strangulation incident that allegedly involved Seals' 14-year-old son, Harris said.

At the time of that incident, the boys' father and Seals' teenage son told officials that Tyler and Larkin harmed each other, although their injuries were not consistent with the type of harm children of their ages could inflict on one another, Harris said.

Prosecutors believe that Seals' teenage son repeatedly abused the boys -- pushing them, making them hang by pull-up bars, contolling them, and taking away their toys, Harris said.

According to Harris, the teenager punished Larkin, and said the 4-year-old endured "repeated beatings every other day." Harris said that Seals knew about the abuse but did not stop it.
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Kimberix

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and for a split second i felt joy this site was continuing in all its sick glory.....its gone now...that poor baby! Just kill the sick fucker now...no amount of rehabilitation is gonna help that evil sick twisted twin.....you know i am quite surprised there was no sexual abuse....god what an evil fucker....and i just have no words for that hambeast or the father or the fucking CPS...all that dropped the ball on that boy.
 

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Larkin and Tyler were in foster care when they moved to Norfolk in July to live with their father on a trial basis. Their dad was engaged to Seals. The couple lived together with Seals' teenage son and her 1-year-old daughter.

Larkin's November arrival at CHKD was his second trip to the hospital since September 2018. At that time, Larkin and Tyler were seen by doctors after they were injured during a strangulation incident that allegedly involved Seals' 14-year-old son, Harris said.
Arrest her, her kid and the dad too.
They all deserve jail.
 

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Sugar Cookie

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I have had many interactions with foster/adoptive parents who did not consider whether their biological children wanted (these) children placed in their home.

Whether is is a kinship placement or not the biological children have to be emotionally and mentally capable of handling the changes that occur when a child/ren are placed in the home.

I am unable to adequately express how angry i am that this little boy was failed and want vengeance for what this family did and was allowed to do to this little boy.
 
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cubby

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This litle boy has my family name and looks amazingly like my boys, small, blonde and blue eyed. I would have taken him and no one would have known he wasn't mine. I hate the adults in this with the heat of a thousand suns, The 14yo only got away with this because the adults looked the other way while he brutalized this sweet boy. I hope they all go away forever. But the 14yo won't, he'll be "rehabilitated". As if he ever could be, he is a lost cause, at this point.
 

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Sugar Cookie

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A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the second-degree murder of a 4-year-old boy, according to Norfolk Police.

Thursday, the Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death of 4-year-old Larkin Carr as a homicide. The cause of the child's death was previously undetermined.

The mother of the 14-year-old, Catherine Seals, has been in custody since January after being charged with child abuse and neglect.

Documents say the 14-year-old was home with the victim the day of the incident and called his mother when the victim wasn’t responsive.

Larkin's mother, Tracey Quinones, said her two sons were living with their father and Seals.

Records indicate that Seals rode in the ambulance with the victim on the way to the hospital.

They say a detective noted that Larkin allegedly had an uncountable number of small bruises over the entirety of his body, as well as bruising on his stomach.

Seals allegedly told authorities that Larkin had been ill and became unresponsive while left at home in the care of her teenage son. She told them she was out with the child’s father when the incident happened.

Court records indicate that the little boy's father stated that there had been a previous incident of suspected abuse involving the 14-year-old boy. Records say on September 23, Larkin and his 3-year-old brother were home alone with the teen when they both sustained serious injuries that required immediate medical attention.
 

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Sugar Cookie

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The autopsy of a 4-year-old boy, who died while in the care of a teenager, shows that the final blows that killed him likely came minutes before his death.

Larkin Carter Carr died of blunt force trauma to the abdomen in November.

10 On Your Side obtained a copy of Larkin's autopsy. The autopsy shows that there were between 80 and 90 bruises covering the toddler's body at the time of his death, and that part of his small intestine ruptured due to trauma.

Larkin was left home alone with the 14-year-old on the Friday before his death. The teenager later told police that during that time he slammed a chair into Larkin's stomach, held the little boy down, and repeatedly punched him, Harris said.

Larkin spent the weekend before his death experiencing abdominal pain, and vomiting up brown and black matter, but no one took him to the hospital, Harris said.

But the autopsy shows that Larkin's trauma likely wasn't limited to the Friday before he died. The report shows some older trauma that backs up the teenager's story about hitting Larkin on the Friday before he died, but other injuries are consistent with "the fatal blows being delivered on the day of death," according to the autopsy.

A "rapid accumulation" of blood found in Larkin's abdomen "indicated that death could not have occurred hours after the final injuries were inflicted. A timeframe of minutes is more likely."

The injuries across Larkin's body spanned from his head and face, to his chest, abdomen, and arms, according to the autopsy.

Some of the bruising showed grip and knuckle marks on Larkin's body, while other injuries suggested that he may have been abused with a belt. The autopsy also revealed that there was evidence that Larkin suffered from "chronic inadequate provision of food; inadequate provision of medical care; possible terminal dehydration."

Larkin's death was the second time the toddler had been rushed to CHKD in the fall of 2018. Larkin and Tyler were taken to the hospital in September after they were injured during a strangulation incident that allegedly involved Seals' 14-year-old son, Harris said.

At that time, the boys' father and Seals' teenage son told officials that Larkin and Tyler harmed each other, although their injuries were not consistent with the type of harm children of their ages could inflict on one another, Harris said.
 

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Sugar Cookie

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Hank Smith is charged with felony child abuse after he reportedly failed to get necessary medical care for his son, Larkin Carter Carr.

Larkin died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen on Nov. 12.

Smith's fiance, Catherine Seals, and her teenage son are charged in connection to Larkin's death. Seals was indicted last week on a felony homicide charge -- one month after a felony child abuse charge against her was certified to a grand jury.

Larkin died after he was left home alone twice with Seals' 14-year-old son on Nov. 9 and Nov. 12. The teenager told police that on Nov. 9, he slammed a chair into Larkin's stomach, held the little boy down, and repeatedly punched him, said Commonwealth's Attorney Jill Harris in court in January.

Seals told detectives that Larkin was sick the weekend before he died. The Friday before he died he began vomiting up blood. Seals said she gave him a bath, put a plastic bag over him like a shirt, and stayed up with him that night. Seals told police that Larkin was lethargic over the weekend, and that she treated him with Pepto Bismol and "baby oatmeal." She didn't take him to see a doctor because he didn't have a fever, Norfolk homicide detective Matthew Nordan testified in April.

Seals' teenage son was home aloe with Larkin again on Nov. 12 when the 4-year-old became unresponsive. EMS were called to the house and paramedics found Larkin laying on the couch. He wasn't breathing and didn't have a pulse. EMS tried to revive him, but couldn't restart his heart, said Brian Ledwell, a Norfolk paramedic who responded to the call.

Larkin's autopsy showed that he was covered with between 80 and 90 bruises when he died and that part of his small intestine was ruptured. His autopsy showed that Larkin's trauma likely wasn't limited to the Friday before he died. The report showed some older trauma that backs up the teenager's story about hitting Larkin on the Friday before he died, but other injuries are consistent with"the fatal blows being delivered on the day of death."

The autopsy also showed a "rapid accumulation" of blood found in Larkin's abdomen, which "indicated that death could not have occurred hours after the final injuries were inflicted. A time frame of minutes is more likely."

Some of the bruising showed grip and knuckle marks on Larkin's body, while other injuries suggested that he may have been abused with a belt. The autopsy also revealed that there was evidence that Larkin suffered from "chronic inadequate provision of food; inadequate provision of medical care; possible terminal dehydration."

Larkin's death was the second time the toddler had been rushed to CHKD in the fall of 2018. Larkin and his 3-year-old brother Tyler were taken to the hospital in September after they were injured during a strangulation incident that allegedly involved Seals' 14-year-old son, Harris said.

At that time, the boys' father and Seals' teenage son told officials that Larkin and Tyler harmed each other, although their injuries were not consistent with the type of harm children of their ages could inflict on one another, Harris said.
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Sugar Cookie

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A teenager who was allegedly involved in a 4-year-old's death in Norfolk is now being tried as an adult with a second-degree murder charge.

Catherine Seals and her 15-year-old son have charges stemming from Larkin Carter Carr's death on November 12, 2018. The son was 14 years old at the time of the murder.

The teenager was charged with the second-degree murder of Carr, and Seals has been in custody since January after being charged with child abuse and neglect. The teen was in court Wednesday, where he waived his rights and his charge of second-degree murder was certified to the grand jury.

Seals faces both felony homicide and child abuse and neglect charges. She met with the grand jury on May 1, and her trial is set for August 12.

Court records indicate that the little boy's father stated there had been a previous incident of suspected abuse involving the teenage son. Records also say on September 23, 2018, Carr and his 3-year-old brother were home alone with the teen when they both sustained serious injuries that required immediate medical attention.
 

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Momzilla

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Good! I usually disagree w children being charged as adults but in this case I believe it’s warranted- he preyed on this little boy & tortured him for his own sick pleasure.

You want to act like a tough guy, beating the crap out of a defenseless 4yo? Have fun w the REAL tough guys in adult prison!!
 

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Babs

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From the original article:
Larkin and Tyler’s mother, Tracey Quinones of Harrisonburg, said that she noticed the bruises covering her sons during one of their visits months ago, and that she took pictures of the boys and sent the information to Norfolk Child Protective Services.
She does not know if the agency followed up on her report.


So she didn't follow up by calling, shame on her. Another one who failed that little boy, his own bio mother. I also wonder what CPS has to say about their action or inaction on this.
 

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