NY mother gets 15 years in prison for letting daughter starve to death

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February 14, 2020 - 7:51 pm
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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) -- A 32-year-old upstate New York woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for letting her disabled 10-year-old daughter starve to death.

Serina Madden of Nineveh in Broome County pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in November as her trial for second-degree murder was about to start.

Her daughter, Belladonna Loke, had cerebral palsy, was in a wheelchair and couldn't feed herself. Prosecutors say Madden found the child dead the morning of Feb. 17, 2018.

She had moved from Georgia with her four children in 2017 and was staying at a relative's home.