Star Hobson's shameless killer vows to appeal as her dad blames 'discrimination' against travellers for her coviction

STAR Hobson's shameless killer has vowed to APPEAL as her dad blames "discrimination" against travellers for her conviction.

Savannah Brockhill, 28, is serving a life sentence at a cushy prison for the brutal murder of the 16-month-old tot.

Shameless Brockhill was jailed for a minimum of 25 years at Bradford Crown Court last month after stamping her lover's daughter to death.

The court heard she caused little Star "utterly catastrophic" injuries after waging a campaign of brutal emotional and physical abuse.

Now the former bouncer is serving life with a minimum term of 25 years at Styal prison, in Cheshire.

But Brockhill is planning to appeal her conviction – on the premise that it was Smith who delivered the fatal blow which killed the tot.

And her family believe that the murder trial was loaded against her because she's from a traveller clan – believing that's why Frankie Smith was not deemed to have committed the murder.

Her father Daniel, 53, claims the prosecution made sure to point out that his daughter was a gipsy from the outset during the trial.

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Mr Brockhill, who sells horses, pedigree dogs and caravans, told the Daily Mail: "If she'd been African, Indian, Chinese, they wouldn't have been allowed to say that because that would be instantly racist, but it was acceptable to say she was a gipsy from the travelling community."

But trial transcripts reveal that her traveller background wasn't mentioned in the prosecutor's opening speech.

Instead, Brockhill herself mentioned her heritage and described herself as "an English gipsy" during her cross-examination.

Daniel Brockhill lives with his wife Hollie in a new-build home in a coastal village in Lancashire, along with two of their seven children.

They also own a compound with luxury caravans and chalets, worth £1.5million.

Daniel added: "We are not dossers, people who left their kids to go to the pub.

"We work and pay tax. But our opinions don't count because we are gipsies."


Brockhill worked as a home carer and a pub bouncer in her 20s – while also breeding Staffordshire terriers, which her dad says she could clear £8,000 a month.

Her father also bought impressive mink coats for Brockhill and her sister – costing £5,000 each.

In prison, she works as a cleaner, and has her own room, with a TV, wardrobe, en-suite washing facilities, and a countryside view from her window.

She's also been splashing out thousands of pounds on gifts for her relatives while behind bars.

The killer even forked out £9,000 on diamond-encrusted Rolex watches for two of her young nephews.

Star, who was 16-month-old, died in hospital from blood loss after her inferior vena cava – the largest vein in the body – was torn.

Medics said her injuries were usually only seen in car crash victims and had been caused by either "punches, kicks or stamps".

Star's mum, Frankie Smith, was cleared of murder but convicted of causing or allowing the death of a child.

She was jailed for just eight years for the offence, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison.

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