STAR Hobson was just over a year old when her life was cruelly taken away from her.
The 16-month old tot died on September 22, 2020 from "utterly catastrophic" injuries she received at her home in Keighley, West Yorkshire.
Who is Frankie Smith?
20-year-old Frankie is the mother of tragic tot Star Hobson.
She was in a relationship with evil Savannah Brockhill, 28, who has been convicted of killing her daughter.
The court heard how they had been in a ‘toxic relationship’ for 11 months at the time of the defenceless toddler’s murder.
Sickening text exchanges between the two show the grisly methods used on Star if she apparently misbehaved.
In one, Brockhill told Smith to "rip her up" and make her stand in the corner for 20 minutes after the mum sent her a photo of Star crying on a shopfloor.
Smith messaged Brockhill at one stage, saying: "Star keeps crying and I don't know why, it's proper crying. She's proper crying."
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Her partner tells her to put the baby in the corner, with Smith telling her she already is.
Brockhill replies: "Good".
What happened to Star Hobson?
On September 22, 2020 tiny Star Hobson died after months of abuse at the hands of Brockhill.
On this fateful day, Brockhill and Smith, took 15 minutes to call an ambulance, after claiming they found the tot unconscious as she played with other toddlers.
Star died in hospital from blood loss after her inferior vena cava – the largest vein in the body – was torn.
Medics said her injuries were usually only seen in car crash victims and had been caused by either "punches, kicks or stamps".
The tragic tot had also suffered a severe skull fracture and several other fractures to her tibia and ribs leading up to the fatal attack in Keighley, West Yorks.
Before her murder, Star endured months of assaults and psychological torment.
Brockhill described herself as the ‘number one psycho’ and was caught on CCTV ‘terrorising’ Star while left to babysit her.
Many acts of cruelty against the girl were filmed by the couple and sent to friends for their own amusement, jurors were told.
Has Frankie Smith been found guilty of her daughter's murder?
Smith was originally charged with Star's murder, but was cleared of this.
However, she WAS found guilty of causing or allowing the death of a child – she's now awaiting sentencing.
Her partner Savannah Brockhill was convicted of murder, after she caused Star"catastrophic" injuries after inflicting months of brutal abuse.
She too is now waiting to be sentenced.
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