August 18, 2022

Solihull woman, 23, convicted of killing her daughter, 3, days after threatening to do so in text – Daily Mail

The final moments leading up to the death of Kaylee-Jayde Priest have been revealed in chilling new CCTV footage after her ‘uncaring’ mother was convicted alongside her then-boyfriend of killing her three-year-old daughter. 

Kaylee-Jayde Priest was found dead at the flat where she lived with her 23-year-old mother, Nicola Priest, on August 9 last year.

The child’s mother rang 999 but a jury convicte…….

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The final moments leading up to the death of Kaylee-Jayde Priest have been revealed in chilling new CCTV footage after her ‘uncaring’ mother was convicted alongside her then-boyfriend of killing her three-year-old daughter. 

Kaylee-Jayde Priest was found dead at the flat where she lived with her 23-year-old mother, Nicola Priest, on August 9 last year.

The child’s mother rang 999 but a jury convicted Priest – along with her lover Callum Redfern – after hearing the youngster had been ‘dead before the call was made’. 

In the footage played to court, Kaylee-Jayde and her mother were seen together just hours before the youngster’s fatal collapse, using a lift at the block of flats where they lived in Kingshurst House, Solihull.

The footage showed Priest’s total disinterest in her daughter; repeatedly checking her reflection in the mirror and scrolling through her phone, while the youngster periodically gazed up at her mother’s face.

At no point in the footage was there any physical contact between the pair, with Priest neglecting even to reach out to hold her daughter’s hand.

Three-year-old Kaylee-Jayde Priest (pictured) was found dead on August 9, 2020 at the flat where she lived with her mother in Birmingham

Pictured: Nicola Priest (left) and lover Callum Redfern (right) were both were unanimously cleared of murder but convicted of the child’s manslaughter on Thursday

Pictured: A screen grab from CCTV footage issued by West Midlands Police of Kaylee-Jade Priest and her mother Nicola Priest by the lift in their apartment building, hours before the young girl was killed on August 9 last year

Hours later, the youngster described in court as a ‘happy child’, died from serious chest and abdominal injuries.

Medical examinations later showed she had also suffered historical injuries including broken ribs, lower leg fractures and a broken sternum, Birmingham Crown Court heard.

Priest and her 22-year-old lover Callum Redfern pointed the finger of blame at each other during their trial, but were at the time in a ‘close sexual relationship’.

Both were unanimously cleared of murder but convicted of the child’s manslaughter on Thursday.

Jurors had heard how Priest would hit Kaylee around the head and refer to her as a ‘f****** brat’, while the youngster was also heard crying ‘in a fearful tone’.

On one occasion, neighbours in a flat below at Kingshurst House, Solihull, recalled hearing a bang above and then Kaylee crying, before allegedly hearing Priest say: ‘I’ll just say she fell off the bed.’

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Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9865673/Uncaring-mother-23-convicted-killing-three-year-old-daughter.html