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Father May Face Additional Charges After Death Of Son From Apparent Abuse

Posted February 11, 2004

— A 4-month-old boy died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Wednesday night after being admitted in the morning with injuries sustained in an apparent abuse case.

Fayetteville police are deciding whether to file additional charges against the boy's father, who already faces felony charges after his son sustained a head injury and stopped breathing.

The child's father, Gregory Carringer, has been charged with felony child abuse. He was placed in the Cumberland County Jail on Wednesday under a $50,000 secured bond.

Police said they received a 911 call from the Tropical Motel, room 9, at 1:48 a.m. Wednesday about an infant who was not breathing.

The boy, identified as Logan Carringer, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he died late Wednesday night. Doctors at the hospital notified police that the infant received some type of head trauma.

Police said Gregory Carringer, described as a white man in his late 30s, called 911.

Police identified the child's mother as 18-year-old Christina Keatan.

The family was staying at the motel.

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