A Fair Lakes woman has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for murdering an 11-month-old boy in Vienna, nearly three years ago. She is Carol Nadine Lutsky, 22, of Summit Manor Court.
The tragedy occurred Oct. 5, 2011. Town of Vienna police officers were called to the 1100 block of Lakewood Drive S.W. regarding a baby who was reported to be unresponsive. But before they arrived, the caretaker, Lutsky, then 20, transported the infant to his biological mother who was in Reston at the time.
The baby was then rushed to Reston Hospital, from where – because of his critical and deteriorating condition – he was Medevaced to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The boy, Nehemiah Williams, died the next day, on Oct. 6.
According to an official document dated July 9, 2013 and filed in the Virginia Court of Appeals, Lutsky began dating the child’s mother in October 2010. The mother – who The Connection is only identifying by her last name, Williams, since she’s a victim – gave birth to her son that same month.
A year later, on Oct. 5, 2011, “After Williams had gone to a club with another woman, Lutsky called Williams and told her that [her baby] had fallen and injured his head,” the document states. “[The boy] did not survive his injuries.”
Since Nehemiah died in Washington, D.C., the District of Columbia Medical Examiner’s office assumed the case and performed the autopsy on him. The autopsy results revealed that he died as a result of “blunt force trauma” to the upper body, and his death was ruled a homicide.
On July 16, 2012 Vienna police detectives presented the results of their investigation to a Fairfax County grand jury. As a result, Lutsky was indicted and charged with child abuse/neglect and murder. She was arrested on those charges on July 23, 2012 and held without bond in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
On April 25 in Circuit Court, she was sentenced to 40 years behind bars. However, according to the terms of her plea agreement, she’ll serve just 22.6 years of that sentence, followed by 20 years of active probation.