NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Officials have now ruled a 4-year-old’s death in Norfolk, Virginia a homicide, charging a 14-year-old with second-degree murder.
Norfolk police said the teen boy had been in custody since January for previous offenses. He hadn’t been charged with little Larkin Carr’s death until now.
In November of 2018, paramedics found the 4-year-old unresponsive in the home that he shared with his father and 3-year-old brother. His father’s fiancée, Catherine Seals, and her children — the 14-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl — also lived with them.
Carr later died at the hospital.
In January, officials charged Seals with abuse and neglect. She is still in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.
Norfolk Prosecutor Jill Harris said Carr and his younger brother suffered “repeated beatings every other day” at the hands of the 14-year-old, in addition to other forms of abuse.