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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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