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Louisa Givens, 21, is accused of starving her children. Her baby son died of malnutrition, the Suffolk ME determined. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Suffolk Mother Pleads Not Guilty To Charges She Starved Young Children

Louisa Givens, of Ronkonkoma, was arraigned Monday in Suffolk County Court. She was charged in the death of her son and also with endangering the welfare of her 2 1/2-year-old daughter.


Carlotta Brett-Pierce (Photo/MySpace)

Child Welfare Workers Charged In Brooklyn 4-Year-Old’s Death

Months after a Brooklyn mother (pictured) was indicted in the death of her emaciated 4-year-old daughter two former child welfare workers have been charged with criminally negligent homicide and official misconduct.


Carlotta Brett-Pierce (Photo/MySpace)

Murder Charges For Mom In Gaunt NYC Girl’s Death

Carlotta Brett-Pierce had already been jailed on charges of assault, endangering the welfare of a child and drug possession.


M.E. Rules Brooklyn Girl’s Death A Homicide

NEW YORK (AP) — The death of an emaciated 4-year-old Brooklyn girl found dead in her home last month has been ruled a homicide. The city medical examiner’s office said Friday that Marchella Pierce died […]


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on September 17, 2010.  AFP PHOTO/Chris KLEPONIS

Clinton Unveils Malnutrition, Pollution Programs

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is unveiling programs to combat child hunger and reduce pollution from indoor stoves that causes diseases, especially in poorer countries.