Ariel Robinson, a South Carolina woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, apparently tweeted about white privilege before the child’s death.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Ariel Robinson, 29, and her husband, Jerry Robinson, 34, are behind bars facing homicide by child abuse charges. Authorities found 3-year-old Victoria Smith unresponsive at the couple’s Simpsonville home off of Sellwood Circle on January 14. The child later passed away at the Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital.
An autopsy reported indicated that Victoria died from multiple injuries caused by blunt force trauma.
Ariel Robinson, a mother of five and a former teacher at Sanders Middle School in Simpsonville, is known for winning Season 20 of Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America.”
On January 6, Robinson, who has two Black children and three White children, tweeted that all of her children will be treated the same, followed with the hashtag, “no #whiteprivilege.
In my house, my black children get treated the same as my white children, and my white children get treated the same as my black children. It’s a shame that when they go out into the real world, that won’t be the case. #whiteprivilege #BlackLivesMatter
— Ari- People Lover 💗🌍🥰✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏻✊ (@arifunnycomedy) January 6, 2021
“I’m a Mama Bear, & I’ll do anything to protect my children & make sure their futures are equally bright [because] they have the same opportunities & are treated as equals the way God made them. There should be no #whiteprivilege only American privilege. #EqualityforAll #BlackLivesMatter.”
Ariel Robinson told Greenville News last year that Victoria and her two siblings moved in with her and her husband in March. The Robinsons reportedly adopted all three children.
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The South Carolina Department of Social Services released a statement lasts month, following the news of the couple’s arrest.
“The South Carolina Department of Social Services is aware of allegations and the arrests made and is investigating along with law enforcement. The agency’s standard procedures in a case like this involved taking appropriate action with any children remaining in the home after evaluating safety and risk.”
SLED, local authorities, and the coroner’s office are currently investigating the case.
“Police officers handle all kinds of cases, and these kind of cases can be the hardest for them to do,” Simpsonville police spokesman Justin Lee Campbell said in a press statement.
Both suspects remain behind bars awaiting a bond hearing on February 12. Check back for updates.
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[Feature Photo: Ariel Robinson & Victoria Smith/Instagram]