In the United States, the winner of a cooking show was convicted of homicide of the 3-year-old girl she was about to adopt.
Victoria “Tori” Rose Smith, 3, died on 14 january 2021 under the blows of her adoptive mother, who, according to her husband, Austin Robinson, hit her with a leather belt because she was not eating her pancakes fast enough. According to Dr. Michael Ward, Chief Medical Examiner of Greenvill County, the girl was beaten so badly that her blood vessels burst. Blood would then have rushed into his muscles and fat, as a result of which his heart would have stopped pumping blood to the brain. “If we lose enough blood, the heart does not have enough volume to pump“¸explained the coroner. Called to the bar, Sergeant Scott Magaw, of the Simpsonville Police Department, indicated that the body of little Victoria presented numerous bruises during her intervention.
She had custody since month
Aged 30 years, Ariel Robinson faces life imprisonment. Her husband, who pleaded guilty to “complicity in homicide by mistreatment” last month, risks between 10 and 30 years in prison. A relief for the biological family of little Victoria, who collapsed when the verdict was announced. “ Thank God”, launched the biological great-grandmother of the little girl, Vickie Phares. Justice has been returned to our baby.” Biological parents of two sons, Ariel and Austin Robinson had custody of Victoria since 10 months and were to adopt him the week following his death.
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