Mother of murderer toddler faces possible prison term

Mr Justice MacKay adjourned Smedley's sentencing to a date yet to be fixed for the preparation of a pre-sentence report, and remanded her into custody.

He told her: "I want you to understand that you stand in very real peril of a prison sentence as a result of this conviction. Don't have any delusions about it."

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Man jailed for toddler murder

Daniel Rigby, 23, of no fixed abode, has been jailed for life for the murder of two-year old Rio Smedley, the child of his then partner Kirsty Smedley. Ms Smedley was found guilty of allowing his death. She will be sentenced at a later date.