'Cruel and callous' murderer of Star Hobson says she will appeal sentence

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Star Hobson, left, her mother Frankie Smith, top right, and Savannah Brockhill, bottom right
Star Hobson, left, her mother Frankie Smith, top right, and Savannah Brockhill, bottom right

The “cruel and callous” murderer of 16-month-old Star Hobson has vowed to appeal her sentence claiming it was her former girlfriend who dealt the fatal blow.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, it also emerged Savanna Brockhill, 28, has reportedly spent thousands of pounds on gifts for her relatives since being jailed.

Two of the former bouncer and amateur boxer’s young nephews are said to have received diamond-encrusted Rolexes, costing £9,000 apiece.

Brockhill, who is serving a life sentence for the torture and murder of her girlfriend’s daughter, dimissed reports that a fellow inmate had scalded her with ‘prison napalm’ - a mixture of boiling water and sugar.

It also emerged the child-murderer whiles away her days at HMP Styal in Cheshire working as a cleaner and enjoys the luxury of her own room with a TV, wardrobe, en-suite washing facilities and an idyllic view.

“It's situated around woods and stuff, so birds and squirrels come and it's nice to see… 'It's not inhumane,” she said.

Star Hobson was killed in September 2020 when Brockhill kicked or punched her in the stomach — with all the force of a crashing car, according to a medical expert.

Doctors found half her blood supply pooling in her abdomen and damage to her liver, pancreas and kidney during their efforts to save her.

Her mother, Frankie Smith, 26, was sentenced to eight years in prison for causing or allowing the death of the toddler.

Brockhill told the Daily Mail she is planning to appeal her conviction on the premise that it was Smith who, albeit accidentally, delivered the fatal blow.

The pair had routinely tortured Star with Brockhill regularly “slam-choking” her - a wrestling technique where the opoponent is grabbed by the throat and hurled to the canvas.

Moments before her sentencing in December Brockhill was seen in court laughing, smiling to family and making a heart sign with her hands.

Mrs Justice Lambert told the pair: "You both behaved in a cruel and callous way to Star. You made her stand at the wall for what were just the antics of a child."

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