This harrowing footage shows a seven-year-old girl hours before she was battered to death as her ‘wicked’ gran was jailed. Juanila Smikle brutally beat seven-year-old Shanay Walker and denied her from having food and water in the years leading up to her death.
The 55-year-old was previously sentenced for assaulting her own granddaughter but had the conviction overturned on appeal before being found guilty at a retrial last month.
Last year tragic CCTV footage was released showing the girl in her pyjamas begging a shopkeeper for something to drink just hours before she was found dead.
The footage shows Shanay running barefoot into a corner shop the night before her frail bruised body was discovered.