- A mother addicted to heroin gave up her child for adoption, hoping for a better life for her
- However, the supposed 'new mom' was just out to get the money from the state paid to foster mothers
- The little baby girl was killed and suffered horrific injuries
Keegan Downer of the UK weighed just 8kg when she died. She was just 18 monts old and described as a 'tot'.
Over 120 injuries were located on her body after her blood-stained mattress was dumped near a skip.
Injuries included broken ribs and thighbone, which left her with one leg shorter than the other.
She was also known as 'Shi-Anne'.
Along with four other children, it is feared by police that the woman who took them in - Kandyce Downer (34) - merely wanted to collect on the state payments for fostering. She is being tried in court in Birmingham, UK.
But for this, Keegan lost her life due to an old head injury, blunt force trauma to the chest, septicemia and infection.
Kandyce never sought professional help for Keegan despite her having been in excruciating pain.
Downer was said to have been involved in a relationship with a married man which deteriorated, resulting in the abuse.
But can this justify the death of a child?