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Rio Smedley: Toddler dies after suffering over 90 separate injuries
Rio Smedley murder: Daniel Rigby jailed for killing toddler:
Look at that adorable face above. That’s the face of two-year-old Rio Smedley. No more pictures will ever be taken of this sweet little boy. Why? Because he was viciously beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend. Yes, this is another case of a brainless, heartless incubator choosing a man over her child.
On April 22nd this year, Rio’s ‘mother’ called 999 (Trench’s note: The UK version of 911) to report that Rio wasn’t breathing. She claimed that he ‘fell down four steps and banged his head’. Ah, the good old ‘falling over/down inanimate objects’ excuse, because bastardly child abusers just love to blame random objects for the vile things they do.
Rio was taken to Royal Bolton Hospital but passed away that same day. Cause of death? A ruptured liver. He’d been beaten so viciously his liver was ‘split in two’. Eugh. What was that lady? He fell down the stairs? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I doubt falling down FOUR steps would cause a hard enough impact to SPLIT SOMEBODY’S LIVER IN TWO. He had 91 separate injuries on his body, and there was clear evidence ‘extreme violence’ had been used. Daniel Rigby, 23, Rio’s mothers’ boyfriend, was arrested and charged with murdering this adorable little boy. On November 2nd of this year he was sentenced to life in prison, and must serve at least 17 years in prison. Yeah, because 17 years is a ‘life’ sentence…. *sigh* He initially tried to blame the injuries on his grandmother’s dogs. Yeah, animals, component of the child abuser’s bullshit arsenal. Of course, authorities saw right through him.
Daniel Rigby, long may he rot.
Of course, Rio’s incubator is not blameless in this. The 24-year-old was found guilty of causing or allowing her son’s death. She left her son alone with Rigby, who allegedly ‘lost his rag’ because he had to look after Rio instead of being able to do what he really wanted, which was go round a friend’s house and get high on weed. What a guy. But wait, it gets worse. Rigby had been arrested previously for BEATING KIRSTY UP WHILE SHE WAS PREGNANT. She eventually dropped the charges and didn’t kick his worthless junkie arse to the curb. I was almost gonna type that she deserved to get beat purely for stupidity, but then remembered she was pregnant with an innocent baby.
This just makes my blood boil. If the scumbag could sink so low as to beat you up while you’re pregnant with his child, surely he’s not gonna think twice about beating on your kid? Any sensible person would know that letting him anywhere near a child, let alone leaving him ALONE with one, would be a supremely DUMB thing to do. I hope they lock her up and throw away the key, but then again, this is the UK justice system we’re taking about, so she’ll probably get a couple of years, max.
It seems to me that Danny boy can only get away with beating on those who can’t defend themselves, namely unborn babies and toddlers. But then again, what child abuser isn’t a worthless, waste-of-carbon coward? I just hope he has a whale of a time in the slammer, and by ‘whale of a time’ I mean an exact re-enactment of what he did to this innocent little boy, performed on himself.
R.I.P Rio. You didn’t deserve this. I hope you’re having a great time in Heaven.