The drug-addict mother of little Ayeeshia Jane Smith has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 24 years for beating the 21-month-old to death.
Kathryn Smith was convicted of murder last week. Her ex-partner, Matthew Rigby, who was found guilty of allowing the girl’s death, was given a three-and-a-half-year sentence today,Daily Mail reports.
‘For no apparent reason her life was snuffed out by a brutal beating in her bedroom surrounded by her toys’ ‘You were devious, manipulative and selfish young woman. You were completely self-centred and told lie after lie to the authorities.’