Published: 11:08, 09 June 2019
| Updated: 11:32, 09 June 2019
The grandmother of a three-year-old boy who was crushed to death by a car seat has said her daughter should spend life in prison.
Adrian Hoare, 24, was sentenced to two years and nine months at the Old Bailey last month after the death of her son Alfie Lamb.
She said: "My attitude is a life for a life. If you take a life, you give your life. It doesn’t matter who.
"It really seems she’s done that and she’s out in a few months and it just seems a shame that little man’s not here no more and she’s got the rest of her life to live.”
The toddler died in hospital three days after suffering catastrophic brain damage when Hoare's partner Stephen Waterson allegedly crushed him in the footwell of his Audi in February 2018.
Ms Temple-Hoare revealed she still speaks to her daughter every day, and adds that she seems to be showing no remorse for the death of her son.
The Chatham resident explained how Adrian was obsessed with Alfie as a baby, but lost interest as he got older.
She said you 'couldn't get near' him when he was a baby but Adrian lost interest when he grew up and would just sit on her phone.
Waterson and Hoare, a former Northfleet School for Girls pupil, who has lived in Gravesend and Chatham, were returning from a shopping trip with Alfie and friends Marcus Lamb and Emilie Williams before the incident.
Waterson, the adopted son of former government minister Nigel Waterson, faces a retrial in September after the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the manslaughter charge facing him.
He was found guilty of intimidating a witness, having previously admitted conspiracy to pervert the course of justice after he lied to police about the incident.
Hoare was convicted of child cruelty but cleared of manslaughter.
Grandmother Janis, who got to spend 10 minutes with Alfie before his machines were turned off in hospital, described him as a 'placid and happy' boy who loved cars.
She recalled spending time with the tot in the park, playing with her dog Issy, who he loved, before telling how much she missed him and how she hoped 'he would knock on the door and tell her he was hungry'.
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