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Wagoner County Sheriff's Office arrest two on child abuse murder

Posted at 11:43 AM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 19:04:53-05

According to a statement released by the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office, Kelsey and Glen Seaman were arrested on charges of child abuse murder of their three year old adoptive daughter.

On November 6, Wagoner County deputies and Broken Arrow Fire responded to a call in Broken Arrow of an unresponsive three-year-old.

When officials arrived they found three-year-old Faith Seaman unresponsive and without a pulse.

Faith was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

"Kids are pretty durable, they heal quickly, they can take a lot of damage, so when a young child like that dies and there's no explanation of why the baby died, we're always going to be tuned in to that," said Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott.

The autopsy revealed severe injuries that were consistent with child abuse. The injuries included two broken ribs, broken in two places, deep bruising, and internal damage to organs. The pathologist said all the injuries had happened within 24 hours before Faith died.

Kelsey Seaman is charged with first degree murder of child abuse that results in the death of a minor, child abuse, child neglect, and obstructing a Peace Officer.

Glen Seamen is charged with child neglect, enabling child neglect, and obstructing a Peace Officer.

The couple had two other children, one a foster child. Police say they were taken into DHS custody the day after Faith died.

According to Little Lighthouse, Kelsey Seaman was a former employee, working as an associate for less than three months.

Little Lighthouse said she was fostering a baby that was only a few days old, "so she made the decision to stay at home and take care of the children. She left Little Lighthouse employment around 3 weeks before the child died."

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