Ariel Robinson, 29, who won the most recent season of Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America,” told a judge that her 3-year-old foster daughter Victoria Smith died on Jan. 14 after drinking too much water, WYFF4 reports.
During a virtual court hearing on Friday, Robinson claimed that bruises on Smith’s body were from a Heimlich maneuver, performed in an attempt to save her. The girl died from blunt force trauma, according to a coroner’s report, which did not list any mention of drowning.
Judge Letitia Verdin denied Robinson’s request for bond.
“Based on the seriousness of the charges and the egregious nature of the allegations in