GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The winner of a Food Network cooking show competition has been found guilty in the beating death last year of a 3-year-old foster child in her care.
The jury deliberated for about an hour before delivering the unanimous verdict Thursday against Ariel Robinson, 30, of Simpsonville, news outlets reported. She made no comment before Judge Letitia Verdin sentenced her to life in prison on a charge of homicide by child abuse.
“In my 13-14 years as a judge, I’ve never seen anything like this,” Verdin said. ”Not even approaching it.”
Verdin acknowledged Robinson’s attorney’s statement that his client snapped but asked, “Why let this child suffer?”
Victoria “Tori” Smith died Jan. 14, 2021, in Robinson’s home after suffering blows to her legs…
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