STAR Hobson’s mum is said to now call her sick lover “The Monster” as the reality of the vile murder sinks in while she’s behind bars.
Frankie Smith, 20, was caged for eight years for causing or allowing the death of her 16-month-old daughter at the hands of her evil partner Savannah Brockhill.
Frankie Smith was found guilty of causing or allowing the death of a childCredit: PA
Savannah Brockhill was convicted of murder
Star was stomped to deathCredit: SWNS
But she will spend longer behind bars after judges today increased her jail sentence to 12 years following a public backlash.
Her jail term was referred to the Court of Appeal by the Attorney General’s Office under the unduly lenient scheme.
The maximum sentence for the offence is 14 years.
Smith’s partner Brockhill was jailed for life with a minimum of 25 years for murdering Star – and her sentence was deemed “not unduly lenient” by the Attorney General.
After hearing the judgement on Smith’s jail term, her grandfather David Fawcett told The Mirror: “Frankie calls her ‘The Monster’ too. It’s dawned on her what’s happened now.
“She has pictures of Star all over her cell and misses her every day. She did not go to her funeral and has not been to her final resting place so finds it hard to accept she’s gone.”
Mr Fawcett, who visits Smith regularly at New Hall in Wakefield, added: “We know people have different opinions on this.
“But one thing we all agree on is that if Frankie had never met this monster none of this would ever have happened.
“I begged Frankie to leave her but she was brainwashed by her.”
Outside court, he reportedly said: “We are all a bit upset, we were just hoping it would stay as it is.”
Dame Victoria Sharp, President of the Queen’s Bench Division, said Smith showed a “consistent pattern of cruelty” towards Star in the months leading up to her death.
She said: “The circumstances of Star’s treatment at the hands of both of them over a prolonged period of time are harrowing and deeply disturbing.”
The judge also explained the offence was worsened by Smith’s failure to seek medical help for Star and by the “prolonged suffering” she was subjected to.
Speaking after the judgment, Attorney General Suella Braverman QC said: “This is a tragic and extremely upsetting case and my thoughts are with all those who loved Star Hobson.
“This case involved prolonged cruelty and neglect, deliberate disregard, and a failure to take any steps to protect or seek assistance for her before and after her murder.
“No sentence can reverse this tragedy, but I welcome the decision to reflect the gravity of this offending by increasing the sentence today.”
Brockhill stomped little Star to death after waging a campaign of brutal emotional and physical abuse against the tot.
She laughed as she was jailed as Star’s heartbroken family slammed the “staggeringly soft sentences”.
Smith’s grandad Frank, 68, previously told The Sun: “Is that all Star’s life is worth? Frankie will be out in four years — how is that justice?
“She watched her child die. She lied repeatedly to cover hers and Brockhill’s tracks. They both deserve to rot in jail. It’s disgusting.”
A safeguarding practice review has been launched into Star’s death, which came just weeks after the horrific murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.
The boy’s killers are also facing longer prison sentences after their jail terms were also referred to the Court of Appeal.
In a chilling echo of the six-year-old’s death, there were five opportunities to save Star but the family’s concerns were ignored by social workers and police.
They also watched clips of pub bouncer Brockhill punching and slapping Star with “considerable force” 21 times over a three-hour period.
The brutal attack took place in her car – with the forceful blows causing Star to fall out the vehicle at one point.
The crying toddler could also be seen painfully climbing up a flight of stairs while suffering from a broken shin as both women forced her to walk.
In another “disturbing and bizarre” clip, Star was filmed falling from her high chair and hitting the floor as music played over the top.
The monster couple also captured the youngster so exhausted she fell asleep in a bowl of food.
On September 22 last year, paramedics raced to the home to find Star lifeless, pale and wearing only a nappy.
She was in cardiac arrest and as they attempted CPR, Star vomited “large amounts” of brown material.
Audio of the haunting 999 call made by Brockhill a staggering 15 minutes after she battered Star was released by police.
She claims she was in the kitchen making a coffee when she heard a “bang” coming from the living room where Star was playing with three other children.
When asked what the bang was, the monster says she doesn’t know if Star had “fallen off the sofa” or if the horror happened when she was playing.
Star was airlifted to hospital but sadly couldn’t be saved and was declared dead shortly after.
The 16-month-old 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”.
Prosecutor Alistair MacDonald QC said: “The reality is that the injuries suffered by Star were so catastrophic that there never was any real chance of saving her life.”
When quizzed by police, Brockhill suggested the injuries were caused by a two-year-old child, which the prosecution branded “absurd”.
Medics instead said the “degree of force” inflicted on Star was “so great” it was “quite impossible for the doctors to envisage it could have been inflicted by a child”.
Mr MacDonald said: “The effect of such injuries was immediate and heavy bleeding into the abdominal cavity, which caused a catastrophic drop in blood pressure and unconsciousness and death within seconds to minutes.
“The assault or assaults that killed Star clearly involved the use of severe force and were obviously intentional. This little girl suffered no accidental death.”
Doctors also discovered a number of “significant injuries” the baby had suffered “at different times during her short life”.
This included two fractures to the right shin bone “caused by forceful twisting”, a fractured skull and an old brain injury.
In total, she had 15 separate injuries to her head and ten bruises to her legs, ankles, feet and toes.
Star’s great-grandad David slammed Brockhill after the verdict was reached after revealing his wife had asked social services: “Do you want another Baby P?”
He said: “To me she was just pure evil. I just can’t believe she could do something like that to a baby girl.
“We were just a quiet, lovely family and she ascended from the bowels of hell and just completely devastated and wrecked our family.
“It’s disgusting because there were five referrals. Not one of them did anything.”
“It’s just beyond belief, really.”
Star was seen looking bruised in pictures
Frankie Smith, left, and Savannah Brockhill have been jailed
Star Hobson was murdered by her mum’s partnerCredit: PA
In total, she had 15 separate injuries to her head and ten bruises to her legs, ankles, feet and toes
Jurors heard how her mum Frankie Smith branded her a ‘little c***’Credit: Facebook
She punished her if she misbehaved
The couple also filmed her crying while stood in front of a wall for ‘punishment’Credit: Facebook
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