A former Georgia resident, living in Broome County, will serve 15 years in prison for manslaughter for the death of her special-needs daughter two years ago.

SERINA MADDEN Photo: New York State Police
SERINA MADDEN Photo: New York State Police

32-year-old Serina Madden pleaded guilty in October for causing the death of 10-year-old Belladonna Loke in February of 2018..

The body of the child was found on a bed in the East Windsor Road home on Colesville of a relative where the family had been living for a couple months. A call to officials reported the girl was unresponsive and she was found in a bedroom where two other children had been playing.

Madden  was sentenced in Broome County Court February 14 to 15 years in prison and five years parole for the death of the child due to neglect, malnutrition, starvation and a lack of medical care.

Medical examiners determined the child died of pneumonia and prosecutors say Loke had not received medical care she had required.

Madden was found by police with the other children at Chuck E. Cheese in Vestal a day after the girl's body was reported to authorities and she was arrested by New York State Police in Endicott last July.

Before agreeing to the plea deal, Madden had been charged with felony counts of murder and manslaughter and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.

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