A woman has been found guilty of murdering her partner’s 16-month-old daughter who died after months of physical abuse.
Star Hobson suffered a cardiac arrest and died in a hospital in West Yorkshire on 22 September 2020.
Savannah Brockhill, 28, had inflicted “catastrophic” injuries upon the toddler, Bradford Crown Court heard.
Jurors convicted Star’s mother, Frankie Smith, of causing or allowing the child’s death.
Smith was cleared of an alternative manslaughter charge.
The pair, both of whom had denied the charges, are due to be sentenced on Wednesday.
The jury in the seven-week trial heard that the infant, from Keighley, near Bradford, died from “utterly catastrophic injuries” and had been either punched, kicked or stamped on in the weeks and months before her death.
Prosecutor Alistair MacDonald said Star had “suffered a number of significant injuries at different times”.
These injuries included fractures to the back of the head and right shin, with the latter “caused by forceful twisting”.
CCTV footage, mobile phone pictures and video clips were shown to the jury, showing the child with various bruises and marks to her face and body.
In one piece of footage, captured at a recycling plant in South Yorkshire nine days before Star’s death, Brockhill appeared to be lunging at the infant three times in her car.