Star Hobson's 'devastated' dad says he will 'never recover' after daughter was murdered by her mum's evil lover
TRAGIC Star Hobson’s heartbroken dad has said that he has been left “devastated” by the toddler's death.
Evil Savannah Brockhill, 28, was caged for life earlier this week ,with a minimum of 25 years, for murdering the 16-month-old girl.
She punched, slapped, kicked and throttled Star during lockdown last year before delivering fatal blows that September.
But after her sentence was delivered, callous Brockhill smiled, blew kisses and gave a thumbs-up to relatives in the public gallery.
Star’s mum, Frankie Smith, 20, who ignored the abuse, was jailed for eight years for causing or allowing the death and will likely serve only four years.
Now Jordan Hobson has released a statement paying tribute to his “beautiful” baby girl.
He said: "The horrific death of my beautiful baby daughter has left me devastated and I will never recover from the callous and cruel way in which Star was taken from me.
"No sentence that a court can impose will ever bring back my precious daughter.
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"I would now request privacy so that I can start to grieve and begin to try and pick up the pieces of my life."
Medics said Star's injuries were usually only seen in car crash victims and had been caused by "punches, kicks or stamps".
Violent Brockhill described herself as a "No1 psycho" laughed and made a heart gesture to her family when she entered the court for sentencing.
Tragic Star had also suffered a severe skull fracture and several other fractures to her tibia and ribs leading up to the fatal attack in Keighley, West Yorks.
Brockhill waged a campaign of brutal emotional and physical abuse, inflicting "utterly catastrophic" injuries.
A safeguarding practice review has been launched into Star's death, which came just weeks after the horrific murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.
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.
Family and friends contacted them with videos and pictures of the little girl’s injuries, asking for help.
But social workers thought their claims were the result of the family’s disapproval of their same-sex relationship.
ROT IN JAIL
Social workers visited 16-month-old Star for the fifth time in just nine months last September after her great-granded sent them a video of her bruises.
Smith’s grandad, Frank, 68, called on the Attorney General to review the “staggeringly soft sentences”. He 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.”
The tragic tot had also suffered a severe skull fracture and several other fractures to her tibia and ribs leading up to the fatal attack in Keighley, West Yorks.
Audio of the 999 call made by Brockhill a staggering 15 minutes after she battered Star has been released by police.
Star's death came just months after Arthur Labinjo-Hughes was tortured to death by his stepmum Emma Tustin and dad Thomas Hughes.
Boris Johnson has now vowed to bring in a new “Arthur’s Law” so evil child killers will die behind bars.
The sentences sparked an outcry and are now being reviewed by the Attorney General under the “Unduly Lenient” scheme.
A decision on increasing the jail terms will be taken in the next 28 days.
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