Parents Charged With Starving Baby to Death

November 4th, 2009 by

BARTOW (theledger)| A Lakeland couple has been arrested and charged in the death of their 5-month-old baby girl who Sheriff Grady Judd said was starved to death.

Chauncey Gardner, 27, and Tivasha Logan, 25, were was arrested Monday evening. They face charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse in the death of Chauntasia Gardner. Both are in the Polk County Jail.

Sheriff’s detectives and emergency medical personnel were called to the couple’s home on Sunshine Drive in East Lakeland Sunday morning in response to an emergency call.

“I doubt your imagination can capture what our deputies and EMS saw on Sunday morning,” Judd said during a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

The dead infant was one of six children in the home, ranging in age to 10 years. At the time of death, the baby weighed 6 pounds, Judd said.

Judd said investigators found food in the home, but hardly any formula the baby, which was born prematurely, would need. In fact, Judd said, “there was more evidence of beer in the house than food supplements for the baby.”

The parents claimed they were feeding the infant and have done nothing wrong, Judd said.

The dead infant was one of six children in the home, ranging in age to 10 years. At the time of death, the baby weighed 6 pounds, Judd said. When the baby left the hospital, she weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, Judd said.

The remaining children are healthy, Judd said. They have been turned over to the Division of Children and Families.

“In all my years I’ve never seen this kind of conduct,” Judd said.


One Response

  1. johnny d

    I’m FN speechless, what a couple of scumbags,worthless pieces of shiz’!!! that fat bitch dosen’t look like she’s been missing any meals and for his sorry black ass…. well they both should get the INJECTION for this!!!

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