(Image source: Sky News/ West Yorkshire Police)
The Attorney General in the UK has decided to refer a woman’s jail term sentence to the Court of Appeal after finding it to be “unduly lenient” which means it was considered too light for the crime involved.
According to Sky News, Frankie Smith was sentenced to 8 years in prison for her part in the death of her daughter, 16-month-old Star Hobson. Smith’s partner Savannah Brockhill was sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum term of 25 years.
Attorney General Suella Braverman has decided to refer Smith’s sentence to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme.
The trial of Star’s murder took place last year when horrific evidence was given in Court, stating that Star died after what was described as a “fatal punch or kick” which caused internal injuries similar to those seen in a car crash. It was stated in Court that Star’s life was “marked by neglect, cruelty and injury”.
A number of concerns were raised about Star’s treatment before her death but Brockhill and Smith always managed to convince care workers that the bruises on Star’s body were caused accidentally.
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