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Jerry Robinson is facing at least 10 to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder by child abuse/aiding and abetting in the Greenville courtroom on Thursday.
The husband of a Food Network star has been found guilty of his role in the abusive murder of the couple’s 3-year-old foster daughter while his wife awaits trial on related charges next month.
Ariel Robinson, 30, of Simpsonville, SC, winner of the Worst Cooks in America contest, and her husband, Jerry “Austin” Robinson, were both charged with the January 2021 death of a girl named Victoria Rose Smith.
Age of Jerry Robinson
Jerry Robinson is 35-years-old.
Charged & Arrested
Ariel Robinson, the 2020 winner at Worst Cooks in America, faces charges related to the death of the couple’s stepchild in 2021.
The girl was found unresponsive at the couple’s home in Simpsonville at around 2:25 PM. She died on January 14, 2021, and later died at Greenville Memorial Hospital she.
Jerry Robinson said at a hearing on Thursday that he found his wife holding a belt when she walked in and allegedly beat her because she was angry with the girl, WYFF reported.
“When I walked in, nothing seemed to be happening,” he told the Greenville News.
She added that she saw the bruises while her daughter was crying.
During the trial, Jerry said that the girl had vomited on herself on her way to church the previous night, angering her mother. Ariel’s frustration grew the next morning, when Ariel allegedly claimed the girl wasn’t eating her pancakes fast enough, she said.
After that, she said that Ariel gave the girl a “whooping cough” that she could hear from outside the house.
Jerry then made the 911 call, which called first responders. According to the Greenville News, assistant attorney Christy Sustakovitch summed up the call in court, saying that Jerry said, “We have an emergency, our daughter is unresponsive. She drank a lot of water. We tried to do CPR to get it out.”
According to the newspaper’s report, the couple’s official process of adopting a foster child would take place on January 19, five days after the girl’s death.
Ariel denied the charge of murder by harassment. He will be tried on May 9.
On August 2, 2020, Ariel was named the winner of season 20 in the Food Network cooking show finale, receiving the $25,000 grand prize and the Food Network dinnerware set.
Following the couple’s arrest, the network removed the entire 20th season of the long-running cooking contest from the cable service’s VOD offerings and from Discovery+, Hulu, and YouTube, according to Deadline.