Kathryn Smith, 23, was found guilty in April of murdering her daughter Ayeeshia by punching her in the chest.
“Stop mommy, stop daddy,” neighbors heard the 21-month-old child say days before she died in the hospital in May 2014 after sustaining a tear to her heart from trauma caused by a blow to her chest.
Ayeeshia was hit with so much force that she bit through her own tongue.
Smith, who is serving a minimum 24-year sentence in Foston Hall women’s prison, was attacked by two inmates in a stairwell without video survelliance while ten other inmates watched, according to Mirror.
She reportedly howled in pain as she was punched and stabbed with a homemade knife during the four-minute attack that left her with nearly an inch cut across her cheek.
“There had been a lot of talk about attacking Smith, but most people wouldn’t go through with it as they don’t want time added on to their sentences,” a source who witnessed the attack said. “But these two really went for it and left her in a bad way.”
“No one had any sympathy for Smith. Some staff were saying, ‘What goes around comes around.’”
A prison official denied that a weapon was used against Smith in the assault and claims disciplinary action has been taken against her attackers.