Sister of Man Accused of Manslaughter of A Baby Sounds Off 2/27/14
February 27th, 2014
I don’t know what happened, when that door’s closed we don’t know,” said Givens sister Scable Johnson.
Johnson says it’s not clear what exactly happened. She says Givens didn’t hurt the baby, which she says was named Jeremiah.
"He just shut down, all he will say is I don’t know,” she said.
However, the arrest affidavit tells a completely different story. Police say Givens was the last one to come in contact with Baby Jeremiah and swaddled the baby so tightly, he could move from his face down position on a mattress. His actions put the baby in danger.
"The elements of manslaughter are basically recklessness," said Odessa Communications Officer Steven Leseuer.
Johnson says that doesn't add up because Givens has cared for many kids in the house.
“I have a kid of my own and my daughter’s been growing up in this house forever. Nothing ever happened to any kids over here,” she said.
She says if he is responsible he should be punished.
“I love my brother to death, but wrong is wrong and right is right. If he goes to jail for that he needs to face the light and face the music.”