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Officials: Ronkonkoma Woman Starved 10-Month-Old Son to Death

Louisa Givens, 21, faces manslaughter charge.

Louisa Givens is charged with manslaughter in the death of her 10-month-old son.
Louisa Givens is charged with manslaughter in the death of her 10-month-old son.
A Ronkonkoma woman who prosecutors say starved her 10-month-old son to death was arrested on Sunday night and charged with manslaughter. 

Louisa Givens, 21, was indicted by a grand jury last Thursday in the death of Kayden Givens, who died of malnutrition and dehydration, according to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

Givens called 911 on the evening of May 19 and said she found her son unresponsive and not breathing, prosecutors said. Kayden was pronounced dead at the hospital and officials say the baby had been left unattended for at least 17 hours before his mother called for help.  

Givens also faces charges of reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of her daughter, Ava Johnson, 2, who was found to be suffering from dehydration and malnutrition, prosecutors said. Ava was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she recovered after nine days of treatment. Ava is now living in foster care.

Givens was arrested in Mastic Sunday night. Prosecutors said the investigation into Kayden's death "required months of toxicological and other tests to determine the cause and manner of death." 

Givens pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Monday and is currently being held on $250,000 cash or $500,000 bond.  




Cody December 30, 2013 at 06:58 PM
Makes me sick to my stomach.....hope she goes to jail
CMarie December 30, 2013 at 07:17 PM
This makes me so sick. I wish that they would starve her and not give her water in jail and leave her helpless and starving like she did her baby boy. Not even an animal would treat its babies that way. I hope that baby girl is kept far away and safe from her. So sad and so preventable.
Christine Faith Petroro December 30, 2013 at 07:18 PM
If this happened may 19th why has it taken so long for her to be arrested and arraigned?? Was it May 19th or December 19th.
Terri Frisone December 30, 2013 at 07:27 PM
This is premeditated murder in my eyes. Not manslaughter.
Eugene Kariem Huggins December 30, 2013 at 07:40 PM
Throw that b@&!? under the jail & starve her ass...uuugghh this so disgusting....Where the hell is the father in all of this...dam shame...
Ryan Bonner (Editor) December 30, 2013 at 07:49 PM
It was May 19th. Prosecutors say it took that long to complete tests to determine the cause and manner of the baby's death.
BP mom December 30, 2013 at 08:07 PM
What a sick b$&!@ to do that to her own children! She deserves to rot in hell!!!!
Cara Dignan December 30, 2013 at 08:52 PM
Amazing how CPS wastes their time dragging kids out if class to ask 60 questions about their GIID parents, when most of the call are All crap and just disgruntled family members or noisy neighborhoods. When Your insane kids like this poor child dies! Also, if you have the set to Call and make a report, put You big girl panties and leave your name! This "Anonymous" nonsense needs To end! Poor baby. Rip.
Stephanie January 01, 2014 at 03:59 PM
Went to high school with this girl didn't talk to her much but she was definitely an odd girl! It's sad how somebody could starve a helpless child, so much went through my mind when I read this! Like, why did you do it? How could you watch your child starve? How could you plead not guilty?! You killed your son SO YOUR GUILTY!!!! ECT.... I'm a 22 year old mother and my number 2 is on the way, it just kills me to see how somebody could be so irresponsible! I don't even think that is the word to use for her!! Don't have kids if you can't Handel it kids!!!!!!! Poor little boy
C O January 04, 2014 at 09:36 AM
People lets not be so judgmental. This poor girl who's "baby daddy" is in jail just had to go out and get her "hair did" and spend her welfare cash on a new pair of shoes to go to the "cluuuub" all night while her children were starving. Savage animal. Too bad there is no way to prescreen people before they are blessed with children. Now we as tax payers will continue to pay for her while she sits in prison, we will pay for her lawyer, we will pay for her to get an education in prison, we will pay for her to get all the medical treatment she needs, and then when she is released in 5 years we will pay for her housing, food, and yes people her new children as soon as she has more upon release(yes she will have more). Thank you to our liberal socialist society.
Massa January 04, 2014 at 02:05 PM
I agree with CO, this girl is a disgrace to everyone. She could have gotten her children food from a shelter or a community church, but she didn't care enough to do so. 2 kids with baby's Daddy's and one is in jail... This makes me sick. Look at the direction this country is going, because of people like this. It all starts with family and if you don't intend to take responsibility for the kids you have, then maybe you shouldn't be whoring around with different babies Daddy's.
LB TAXPAYA January 04, 2014 at 04:30 PM
WOW how cheap and inhumane can a mother/human be? This Mother starved her own children? What? She looks well nourished. How does this happen?
samanthapaitakis January 04, 2014 at 08:19 PM
omg... this is so sad :( I would have taken that child if I had known... I'm sure others would have given him a good home as well. God Bless Kayden at least his suffering is over.
Adele Martines January 05, 2014 at 01:18 PM
This is so sickening. This b...h needs to be spayed and put in prison...She won't get a chance to do that again!!!!
brookhavenconfucius January 11, 2014 at 09:35 AM
She probably was on the radar of Social Services, or some such Free Gravy Train, she was a member of. THAT'S the crime here...no public employee turned her in .

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