Mother Sentenced to Time Served in Toddler Son's Starvation Death - NBC New York

Mother Sentenced to Time Served in Toddler Son's Starvation Death

Louisa Givens isn't allowed contact with her 3-year-old daughter until 2022

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    A Long Island mother is freed from jail but barred from seeing her daughter after her 10-month-old son starved to death last year.

    A Suffolk County judge sentenced Louisa Givens on Wednesday to time served plus five years of probation in son Kayden's May 2013 death.

    Judge John Toomey says Givens isn't allowed contact with her 3-year-old daughter until September 2022.

    Prosecutors say the girl was also malnourished. She's now in foster care.

    Givens, 22, of Lake Ronkonkoma, is distraught over the loss of her son, her lawyer says.

    He says she's fighting through family court to have a part in her daughter's life but realizes that could take time.

    Givens pleaded guilty in July to reckless endangerment and attempted manslaughter.

    Kayden died of dehydration and malnutrition.

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