Anything Men Can Do Women Can Do Too; Including Infanticide

The step-mom of 16-month-old Star Hobson, who died from “utterly catastrophic” injuries, has been jailed for 25 years.

“Psycho” Savannah Brockhill, 28, was yesterday convicted of killing Star Hobson at her home in Keighley, West Yorkshire and today sentenced to life in prison.

The child’s mom Frankie Smith was found guilty of causing or allowing the toddler’s death, but was cleared of murder and manslaughter.

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She was today jailed for eight years.

Security guard Brockhill laughed as she was being sentenced at Bradford Crown Court for murdering the defenseless tot.

Mrs Justice Lambert told the court Star was “caught in the crossfire” of the pair’s relationship.

She said that Star was the victim of the “petty squabbles and fights” between Smith and Brockhill with Brockhill lashing out in a “jealous rage”.

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She added that Smith was a “neglectful” parent.

Mrs Justice Lambert also revisited the devastating facts of the attack on Star during which she suffered a laceration to a vein carrying blood back to the heart.

The tot lost 50% of her blood having been “kicked or punched” and her injuries were likened to those one would suffer in a car crash.

The fatal assault “was not an isolated event”, Mrs Justice Lambert added.

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The court had heard Brockhill had admitted saying she was the “number one psycho” and threatened to “put someone in a chair for the rest of their life” if they messaged her partner.

Speaking outside court earlier, Star’s great-grandfather David Fawcett said: “I’m just pleased we got a murder conviction for Savannah Brockhill. To me she was just pure evil.”

He added: “We were just a quiet, lovely family and she ascended from the bowels of hell and just completely devastated and wrecked our family.”

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Star’s murder has disturbing echoes of Baby P, the 17-month-old boy who died in London in 2007 after suffering more than fifty injuries over an eight-month period.

Prosecutors said Star suffered weeks of physical assaults and psychological harm.

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