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Matthew Rigby, 21, pictured outside Birmingham Crown Court. A 21-month-old girl could be heard by neighbours begging “stop mummy, stop daddy” just days before she was stamped on to death by one of her parents, a court heard. See NTI story NTITOT. Mum Kathryn Smith, 23, and her partner Matthew Rigby, 22, have gone on trial accused of murdering tragic tot Ayeeshia Jane Smith. A court heard the child died after from a laceration to her heart that was caused by a powerful foot stamp on her chest, which triggered a cardiac arrest. Ayeeshia had only been returned to Smith six months before her death on May 1, 2014, having previously been taken into care by social services.

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