January 06, 2014

Louisa Givens - Jailed After Starving Baby Son To Death, Nearly Starved Daughter To Death

Ronkonkoma, NY (The Weekly Vice) - Louisa Givens, a 21-year-old New York woman, has been indicted after she allegedly starved her 10-month-old son to death.

According to Suffolk County prosecutors, Givens' indictment came after she was originally arrested on charges seven months ago.

Police say Givens called 911 on May 19th to report that she found her son, Kayden Givens, unresponsive and not breathing. The boy was rushed to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Kayden's older sister, 2-year-old Ava Johnson, was also found to be suffering from malnutrition and dehydration. She was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where she required nine days of treatment.

An investigation into the death revealed that Givens had left the child unattended for at least 17 hours prior to her 911 call. An autopsy and months of toxicology tests revealed that the boy died from malnutrition and dehydration.

Givens was booked into jail and charged with second-degree manslaughter, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child. Givens remains held in lieu of a half-million dollar bond.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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