“Pure Evil” is how the ex-husband/father, of Carrie, Heavyn and Skylar Seils described he man, Todd Pink (Carrie’s boyfriend), convicted last month for the murder of Carrie and Skylar and attempted murder of Heavyn.
On May 15th, 2010 Todd Pink, Carrie, Heavyn (6) and Skylar (4) spent the day at the Detroit Downtown Hoe Down. Pink (I have to admit I just LOVE calling a grown man Pink) apparently opted like several others at the Hoe Down to get wasted, but it didn’t end there. In his drunken state he began to argue with Carrie, the argument would fester throughout the day and carried over to the evening while at Carrie’s condo. where Pink continued to drink.
Carrie’s roommate James Pagano would testify that, Pink left the condo after arguing the better part of the day with Carrie, but returned about a half hour later. Pagano said when Pink returned, he got up and went for the door, but Pink kicked it in, pulled out a handgun and that’s the last thing he remembers until he regained consciousness. Pagano was shot in the face… he would wake up to find Carrie shot to death and the lifeless body of Skylar at her feet, the little man had been stabbed to death. Little Heavyn, was also stabbed with various kitchen utensils, but was still alive; Pagano scooped her up and went to the neighbor and called 911.
Pink would call his sister after he massacred the family, screaming into the phone that he had just shot four people. He was arrested at his mother’s.
Last month it took jurors less than 30 minutes to convict Pink, an ex-con with a criminal history dating back to 1998, of 14 felonies. On May 19th, almost a year to the day he went on his murderous rampage, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. In court he would thank his family for their love and support, said Carrie, Skylar and Heavyn were in his prayers and that he looked forward to an appeal and “getting a fair and impartial trial unlike the one he got in circuit court.” What a fuckwad!
Skylar died one month shy of his 5th birthday; the family opted not to have a joint funeral for him with his mother because the date of the funeral would have been his 5th birthday. Does that not break your heart? Supporters of Heavyn and Skylar wore t-shirts in court, with Skylar’s picture, name and his favorite superhero, Spider-man and the words “Our little superhero.” I had to ask myself, being as Skylar was such a fan of superheros…. did he lose his life trying to be his mommy’s hero?
My heart goes out to Chad Seils who sent his sent his children for weekend visit with their mother that ended in a nightmare.
Thanks to Sarah Ohm for the tip.
R.I.P. Carrie and Skylar, mommy’s little superhero