12 Jan Star Hobson: Mother’s jail sentence referred to Court of Appeal for being ‘unduly lenient’ | UK News
The eight-year jail term for the mother of murdered toddler Star Hobson has been referred to the Court of Appeal after it was deemed “unduly lenient” by the attorney general.
Last month, Frankie Smith was jailed after being convicted of causing or allowing her daughter’s death.
16-month-old Star was murdered by Smith’s partner Savannah Brockhill who was sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum term of 25 years.
Attorney General Suella Braverman has referred Smith’s sentence to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme.
She said: “I have carefully considered the details of this case, and I concluded that I can refer Frankie Smith’s sentence to the Court of Appeal as I believe it is unduly lenient.”
Ms Braverman says Brockhill’s term was not unduly lenient.