Woman indicted on felony homicide charge in connection to 4-year-old’s death


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A woman charged in connection to a 4-year-old’s death in Norfolk has been indicted on a felony homicide charge, court records show.

The investigation into Catherine Seals and her 14-year-old son stemmed from Larkin Carter Carr’s death at the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters in November 2018.

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Norfolk prosecutor Jill Harris said Seals’ son told police he slammed a chair into Larkin’s stomach, and held the little boy down and repeatedly punched him, the Friday before the 4-year-old died. The teen is charged with second-degree murder in connection to Larkin’s death.

Seals, who was Larkin’s primary caregiver and was in a relationship with his father, cleaned up the 4-year-old’s bloody vomit and put his bruised body in a bath. Larkin died three days later of blunt force trauma to the abdomen.

Investigators ruled Larkin’s death a homicide in late-March.

A felony child abuse charge against Seals was certified to a grand jury in early April. Court records show a direct indictment for felony felony homicide was filed on May 1, with a trial set for Aug. 12.

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