The conviction for the mother of Meeker toddler Kelsey Smith Briggs has once again been affirmed, this time by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, according to a ruling local prosecutors received on Friday.

The conviction for the mother of Meeker toddler Kelsey Smith Briggs has once again been affirmed, this time by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, according to a ruling local prosecutors received on Friday.

Raye Dawn Smith, now 38, was convicted following a trial in 2007 and is serving a 27-year prison sentence for enabling child abuse in her daughter’s death. Kelsey, 2, died Oct. 11, 2005.

Smith has challenged that conviction at the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, which upheld the conviction, but then she appealed to federal court and requested a new trial on numerous grounds.

After that request was denied by the Western District in 2017, she took her plea to the U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit in Denver, which has been reviewing the case and all previous decisions.

“Eleven years ago, Raye Dawn Smith was found guilty and sent to prison for her role in the murder of her daughter, Kelsey Briggs. With the ruling this week, three different appellate courts, both state and federal, have upheld her conviction,” said Pottawatomie County District Attorney Richard Smothermon.

“Simply put, Raye Dawn Smith is guilty, and her appeals have most certainly come to an end,” Smothermon added.

In the nearly 30-page decision, the Tenth Circuit affirmed other decisions in the case which deny Smith's petition for a new trial and uphold her conviction.

Smith’s 2007 trial was moved from Lincoln County to Creek County in Bristow as part of a change of venue.

During the two-week trial, jurors heard about the 10 months of Kelsey’s life before her death, including injuries involving a broken collar bone, two broken legs and numerous bruises.

Jurors found Smith guilty of enabling abuse for allowing Michael Porter, Kelsey’s stepfather and Smith’s husband at the time of Kelsey’s death, to abuse the child.

Porter was originally charged with first-degree murder in the case, but he pleaded guilty to enabling abuse. He is currently serving 30 years in prison.

Smith is serving her sentence at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud. Her 27-year term goes through 2034, but she could be eligible for parole in the year 2030.