Bolton Mum Jailed For Allowing Son To Die

A mum from Bolton who allowed the death of her two-year-old son at the hands of her boyfriend has been jailed for four years.

A court heard how 24-year-old Kirsty Smedley put her desire to please Daniel Rigby ahead of son Rio, who suffered 91 injuries all over his body.

Rigby delivered a fatal blow to the youngster's stomach which split his liver in two.

Smedley was convicted last month in a trial at Manchester Crown Court of allowing his death.

Rigby, 23, from Tyldesley, Wigan, was sentenced to life in prison in November and ordered to serve a minimum of 17 years after he was found guilty of murder.

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