1 baby dies from starvation while another is hospitalized after mother, 21, leaves them alone for 17 hoursBy Mason White 3:07 PM January 8, 2014
By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested after she left her children to die.
Louisa Givens, 21, of Long Island, New York, has been charged after her 10-month-old son starved to death.
Givens called 911 to report that she found her son, Kayden Givens, unresponsive and not breathing.
The child was rushed to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced.
Her 2-year-old daughter, Ava Johnson, was also found to be suffering from malnutrition and dehydration.
She was taken to University Hospital in Stony Brook. She was hospitalized for nine days where she was feed through IV.
An investigation into the death of the 10-month-old revealed that Givens had left the baby unattended for at least 17 hours before she found him unresponsive.
Autopsy and toxicology tests revealed that the child died of malnutrition and dehydration.
Givens was booked into jail and charged with second degree murder, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.
Givens is being held in lieu of $250,000 cash or $500,000 bond.