The ultimate moments main as much as the dying of Kaylee-Jayde Priest have been revealed in chilling new CCTV footage after her ‘uncaring’ mom was convicted alongside her then-boyfriend of killing her three-year-old daughter.
Kaylee-Jayde Priest was discovered useless on the flat the place she lived together with her 23-year-old mom, Nicola Priest, on August 9 final yr.
The kid’s mom rang 999 however a jury convicted Priest – alongside together with her lover Callum Redfern – after listening to the teen had been ‘useless earlier than the decision was made’.
Within the footage performed to courtroom, Kaylee-Jayde and her mom had been seen collectively simply hours earlier than the teen’s deadly collapse, utilizing a elevate on the block of flats the place they lived in Kingshurst Home, Solihull.
The footage confirmed Priest’s complete disinterest in her daughter; repeatedly checking her reflection within the mirror and scrolling by her cellphone, whereas the teen periodically gazed up at her mom’s face.
At no level within the footage was there any bodily contact between the pair, with Priest neglecting even to achieve out to carry her daughter’s hand.
Three-year-old Kaylee-Jayde Priest (pictured) was discovered useless on August 9, 2020 on the flat the place she lived together with her mom in Birmingham
Pictured: Nicola Priest (left) and lover Callum Redfern (proper) had been each had been unanimously cleared of homicide however convicted of the kid’s manslaughter on Thursday
Pictured: A display seize from CCTV footage issued by West Midlands Police of Kaylee-Jade Priest and her mom Nicola Priest by the elevate of their condo constructing, hours earlier than the younger lady was killed on August 9 final yr
Hours later, the teen described in courtroom as a ‘comfortable youngster’, died from severe chest and stomach accidents.
Medical examinations later confirmed she had additionally suffered historic accidents together with damaged ribs, decrease leg fractures and a damaged sternum, Birmingham Crown Courtroom heard.
Priest and her 22-year-old lover Callum Redfern pointed the finger of blame at one another throughout their trial, however had been on the time in a ‘shut sexual relationship’.
Each had been unanimously cleared of homicide however convicted of the kid’s manslaughter on Thursday.
Jurors had heard how Priest would hit Kaylee across the head and consult with her as a ‘f****** brat’, whereas the teen was additionally heard crying ‘in a fearful tone’.
On one event, neighbours in a flat beneath at Kingshurst Home, Solihull, recalled listening to a bang above after which Kaylee crying, earlier than allegedly listening to Priest say: ‘I will simply say she fell up and doing.’
Her mom Nicola Priest, 22, and 21-year-old Callum Redfern denied murdering the little lady
The identical residents claimed they seen that ‘when Kaylee cried, the response seemed to be to drown out her crying with music’.
In a textual content message alternate on July 24 2020, days earlier than Kaylee’s dying, Priest instructed Redfern: ‘I am gonna kill her… as a result of she retains leaving the lounge or going within the kitchen, so I’ve paled (hit) her one and smacked her for s**tting in her nappy.’
Redfern mentioned: ‘Good – give her one from me.’
Priest replied: ‘I’ll, babe.’
Three days later, Redfern messaged Priest saying: ‘I’ll hold the little brat away from me… sick of your spunking daughter.’
Prosecutors mentioned the messages painted a vivid image of the ‘uncaring perspective from Priest and Redfern in the direction of Kaylee’.
Opening the case initially of the trial, prosecution barrister Andrew Smith QC mentioned: ‘The prosecution case is that her dying was brought on by her having obtained severe accidents to her chest and stomach in a sustained assault on August 8 of final yr.
‘That intentional assault occurred when each of the defendants had been alone with Kaylee-Jayde.’
Floral tributes to the younger lady had been left outdoors the flat after households realized of her dying
From the time Priest moved in to the flat in mid-2019, neighbours heard her ‘shouting with actual regularity’ at Kaylee, together with feedback like ‘Shut up’, ‘Go away’ or ‘Go away me alone’ – and ‘by no means something optimistic or form’.
Priest was additionally discovered responsible of cruelty to a baby, referring to the teen’s historic accidents, however Redfern was cleared of that cost.
In an announcement launched by police after the verdicts, Kaylee’s grandmother Debbie Windmill mentioned the influence of her dying would stay together with her for the remainder of her life.
She mentioned: ‘I may by no means cease staring on the smile on her lovely face.
‘I cherished each second watching her develop to almost faculty age; making ready to purchase my first grandchild her pre-school uniform was one thing that crammed me with such happiness.
‘I could not wait to see her in it, however this chance was stolen from me in essentially the most brutal of how.
‘All people deserves the reward of life. Kaylee-Jayde deserved to indicate the world who she may have been and what greatness she may have delivered to this world. Nanny will endlessly maintain you in her coronary heart.’
A photograph tribute on the scene of her dying confirmed her comfortable and smiling in poignant scenes
Talking afterwards, Detective Inspector Adam Jobson, mentioned: ‘This can be a actually horrific set of circumstances and I can not think about for one second what Kaylee-Jayde’s household have to be going by, they’ve misplaced their three-year-old member of the family by the hands of her personal mom and Nicky Priest’s boyfriend, Callum.
‘It’s a grim image.
‘I do not assume, sadly, we’ll ever absolutely know what has occurred, we’ll by no means get that full image, each haven’t admitted their very own duty.
‘One factor is obvious, Nicky Priest has failed her daughter, she’s failed to guard her and he or she must be – being a mom to that little lady – the one one that ought to have been capable of defend her.’
Priest, of Poplar Avenue, Edgbaston, Birmingham, and Redfern, of Temple Road, Dudley, West Midlands, can be sentenced on Friday.