Tragic last moments of girl, 3, killed by mum who called her a ‘f***ing brat’
Haunting CCTV shows the final moments of toddler Kaylee-Jayde Priest before she was beaten to death in a sickening crime.
Her mum Nicola Priest and ex-partner Callum Redfern were on Friday (August 6) jailed for 15 and 14 years respectively for her manslaughter at a home in Solihull, West Midlands.
In the clip, filmed on August 8 last year, Priest is filmed checking out her reflection in the mirror of an elevator and ignoring her daughter, who is looking up at her.
Police described it as a "saddening snapshot into Kaylee-Jayde's young life".
The mother and daughter then leave the apartment building and go to a local park and, although nothing looks too amiss in the footage, the tot has undiagnosed fractures from previous assaults.
CCTV shows Priest and Kaylee-Jayde return from the park an hour later, the last time she is seen alive.
Redfern turns at the apartment later that evening.
The next morning Kaylee-Jayde was found dead from a violent attack that left her with fractured ribs and a punctured lung.
Kaylee-Jayde was described in Birmingham Crown Court as a "happy child" but jurors were also told Priest would call her a "f***ing brat" and slap her.
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Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Adam Jobson from our Homicide Unit, said: "This was a heart-breaking case in which an innocent child has experienced terrible suffering at the hands of those who should be caring for her.
"On the night of the assault they [Priest and Redfern] were excited to see each other: their focus was on each other.
"The prosecution case was that Kaylee-Jayde was calling out for their attention, she wanted to carry on playing, and they lashed out in frustration."
Debbie Windmill, Kaylee-Jayde’s grandmother, said the child's death would live with her for the rest of her life.
She said: "I could never stop staring at the smile on her beautiful face."
Debbie added: "Everybody deserves the gift of life.
"Kaylee-Jayde deserved to show the world who she could have been and what greatness she could have brought to this world.
"Nanny will forever hold you in her heart."
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