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The mother convicted of murdering her 3-year-old daughter in England, upset because the child disrupted her sex life, posted a video on TikTok, a month after the crime, in which she indicated that she ruined everything.
Nicola Priest, 23, must serve 15 years in prison after little Kaylee-Jayde was found dead with wounds to the chest and abdomen in an apartment in Birmingham on August 9, 2020.
Priest’s boyfriend, Callum Redfern, 22, was sentenced to 14 years for wrongful death.
The couple killed the girl after she interrupted them while they had sex.
Suspicious videos on TikTok
In the middle of the trial, it turned out that Priest opened an account on the video platform a month after the murder.
In one of the shared videos, Priest appears crestfallen, wiping away tears.
“I’m sorry mommy and daddy. I know I screwed up everything. I should have done, I should have done better” is heard in the song included in the recording.
In another video referenced by the Daily Mail, the woman pays tribute to her daughter before focusing on dance.
Judge questions why the couple did not ask for urgent medical help for the little girl
While issuing the sentence, Judge David Foxton QC said: “On the afternoon of August 8, they went to Priest’s apartment. They had sex. Kaylee was awake and wanted to play. There is no direct evidence of what happened next. ”
“Kaylee was not well in several occassions during the night as a result of the severe beating. You lost your temper and it is clear that you both attacked her. You know Kaylee was seriously injured,” added Foxton QC.
“You, Priest, did nothing to request medical help. A timely call could have saved Kaylee’s life. They both lied repeatedly during the interviews,” the judge continued.
“From the severity of the injuries caused by the attack it is clear there was an intention to cause serious harm. The wounds were caused by a ferocious attack,” stated the judicial arbitrator.
“You and Redfern are equally responsible. Kaylee was very vulnerable and you were in a position of trust. You did not take action to ask for help,” insisted the judge.
An “evil mother”
After the sentence, Andrew, Redfern’s father, called Priest an “evil mother” and said that she does not deserve to have children. He alleged that his son was tricked, that he was trapped and that he was unable to control his ex-girlfriend.
The last moments of the little girl’s life were captured by security camera videos.
In the images presented in court, the girl and her mother are seen hours before the attack in an elevator in the apartment building where they lived in Kingshurst House, Solihull.
The recording shows the mother’s indifference towards her daughter, as she repeatedly looks in a mirror and answers her cell phone.