The former Food Network star has been found guilty of killing her daughter, who was in the process of adopting

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The murder case was ordered against Ariel Robinson (left), winner of season 20 of Food networkC ‘ The worst cooks in America. On Thursday, the woman was found guilty of murder by abusing children in the death of the beating of a 3-year-old adopted daughter who was in the process of adoption.

According to the local newspaper WYFFit took the Greenville County, South Carolina jurors only an hour and a half to discuss and reach their final verdict after a four-day trial during which graphic images of the injuries inflicted on the little girl, Victoria “Tori” Smithwere shown. Deadline reported that the judge Leticia Verdin sentenced the 30-year-old to life in prison.

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Following Ariel’s sentence, the judge noted through The Sun News,

“In my 13-14 years as a judge, I have never seen anything like it. She’s not even close to him. “

wow …

During the trial, Ariel’s husband, Jerry “Austin” Robinson (right) testifies, giving much insight into what happened to cause Tori’s death. He was also arrested for murder by child abuse / aiding and abetting, per FOXCarolinabut has not yet been convicted. He pleaded guilty to his role in the little girl’s death and faces at least 10 to 20 years behind bars.

As Perezcious readers may recall, Ariel and Jerry were first arrested on January 19, 2021 in connection with the death of Tori on January 14. It is shocking that they were in fact in the process of adopting the child and her brothers, according to authorities. In fact, the adoption had to be finalized only days after she was killed The state.

During a hearing in April, Jerry checked to see if he was outside their home when he heard a noise inside. He entered his home and found that his wife was beating Tori with a belt of disappointment, reported WYFF. He said (through Greenville news):

“When I went inside, it was as if nothing was happening.

He could already see bruises on his foster daughter, who was crying. He continued (probably referring to his wife):

I told her, “This time it went too far and I had to stop it.”

He also claims that the girl vomited the day before while on her way to church. Already crazy about it, Ariel’s disappointment reached a breaking point the next morning when the child didn’t eat his pancakes fast enough. Then she started calling Tori, who he could hear outside.

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He later eventually called 911 for help after the girl did not respond. Interestingly, according to an assistant lawyer Christy Sustakovichwhen calling for help, Jerry said:

“We have an emergency, our daughter does not react. She drank a lot of water. We tried to do CPR to get it out. “

So even though he’s revealing the truth now, he’s supposed to be trying to cover up the abuse right now? Go. It is unclear when the trial against him will take place.

Following this tragedy, a petition was launched on calling on lawmakers to pass a bill called the Victoria Act, which will reform South Carolina Department of Social Services. So far, it has nearly 46,000 signatures. Look at this TIMES.

If you suspect child abuse, call the Childhelp National Violence Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453, or go to All calls are free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.

[Image via Simpsonville Police Department]

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