The parents of a three-year-old girl from South Carolina have been left in shock after learning that she was killed by the very couple who adopted her last year. Victoria Rosa Smith was taken in by couple Ariel and Jerry Austin Robinson last March. Readers may remember Ariel from her five minutes of fame when she was featured on the Food Network series Worst Cooks in America.
She also appeared on the 20th season of the show and was the competition winner. That season has been pulled from all streaming services after the allegations came to light.
It’s said 3-year-old Victoria was found unresponsive by authorities, and later examinations revealed she had been abused.
Sadly, reports detail how Victoria and her two brothers were abused for months by their adoptive parents Ariel and Jerry, before a series blunt-force trauma wounds led to Victoria’s death.
Ariel and Jerry now face charges of homicide by child abuse. They are being held without bail at the Greenville County Detention Center.
Victoria’s biological family, meanwhile, were able to hold a service for her at a church graveyard in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.
They’ve now spoken out concerning the abuse Victoria and her brothers suffered at the hands of the two people who were supposed to be caring for them.