Ariel Robinson, 29, who won the 20th season of the reality TV show “Worst Cook in America”, was reportedly busted along with her husband for murdering a toddler believed to be her daughter.
Ariel and Jerry Robinson, 34, were charged with homicide by child abuse over accusations they beat 3-year-old Victoria Rose Smith to death at their Sellwood Circle home on January 14.
Officers discovered the unresponsive Victoria Rose with evident signs of blunt force trauma all over her body. At a local hospital, she was pronounced dead.
According to Police, the couple “did commit child abuse by inflicting a series of blunt force injuries, which resulted in the death of the victim.”
“Police officers handle all kinds of cases, and these kinds of cases can be the hardest for them to do,” Simpsonville Police’s Justin Lee Campbell said.
“It is a sad day. You bring charges and maybe convictions, but at the end of the day, the life of a child was taken. For anyone who knew the victim or was related to the victim, they are in our thoughts and prayers.”
Ariel won a $25,000 prize in August following her participation in the show and promised to spend the money on a fun-vacation for her five children.
“I want to take them to a waterpark resort or the beach. A vacation, so we can do one big thing as a family this year,” she said.