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Star Hobson murder: Mother’s sentence increased to 12 years

15 March 2022


The mother of murdered toddler Star Hobson has had her sentence for causing or allowing her daughter’s death increased to 12 years.

Frankie Smith, 20, was handed an eight-year term at Bradford Crown Court in December.

Attorney General Suella Braverman said this was “unduly lenient” and referred the sentence to the Court of Appeal.

Three senior judges considered the case and extended the original term by four years.