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'She went down for a sleep and never woke up': The chilling interview mother, 22, gave after her 20-month-old daughter died from horrific injuries – and now SHE'S been arrested over the little girl's death

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 10/08/2018 Holly Hales

Cynthia Nixon posing for the camera: The girl's mother, Jessica Greatorex (pictured) previously described her daughter as a 'beautiful, happy, bubbly toddler' who 'always had a smile on her face' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The girl's mother, Jessica Greatorex (pictured) previously described her daughter as a 'beautiful, happy, bubbly toddler' who 'always had a smile on her face' A mother arrested over her 20-month-old daughter's death gave a chilling interview about the tragedy just a week ago.

Jessica Greatorex, 22, was arrested at a home in Tarro, northern New South Wales, early on Friday morning, two months after her daughter Hayley Rose's death.

Little Hayley Rose was found with a series of horrific injuries including internal trauma. 

Her mother is now expected to be charged with the manslaughter of the 20-month-old.

A week before the shock arrest, Greatorex spoke about the supposed impact of the tragedy, saying Hayley simply 'went down for a sleep and never woke up'.

a little girl standing in front of a fence: Hayley Rose (pictured), aged 20-months-old, died as a result of internal trauma after going into cardiac arrest and being rushed to hospital © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hayley Rose (pictured), aged 20-months-old, died as a result of internal trauma after going into cardiac arrest and being rushed to hospital '(She was) a beautiful, happy, bubbly toddler - she always had a smile on her face,' Greatorex told Nine News.

Dodging eye contact with the camera, she also recounted her apparent mad-dash to the hospital as paramedics attempted to resuscitate her daughter.

'I was in another ambulance behind her and not long after getting there, I was then told (Hayley) didn't make it,' Greatorex revealed.

At the time of the interview last week, Greatorex's ex-boyfriend Timothy Whiteley, 26, had been charged with the girl's murder following her gruesome death.

It followed emergency crews being called to the house in the Hunter region on June 19 after reports a 20-month-old girl was in cardiac arrest. 

a man standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Timothy Andrew Whiteley (pictured), 26, has since been charged with murder over the toddler's suspicious death

Timothy Andrew Whiteley (pictured), 26, has since been charged with murder over the toddler's suspicious death
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Hayley Rose, was rushed to John Hunter Hospital with her mother, Jessica Greatorex, riding in the ambulance behind her but was unable to be revived. 

The child had suffered horrific injuries to her torso, head and internal organs, including broken ribs and a collapsed lung. 

At the time of Hayley's death, Whiteley was in a de facto relationship with Greatorex and had recently moved in to the family's home, according to the ABC. 

Authorities immediately treated the death as suspicious. 

Earlier this month, homicide detectives swooped on a home in the nearby town on Tanilba Bay, where they arrested Whiteley.

He was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged with murder. 

Detective Wayne Wolpole, who led the investigation into the man's arrest, had come after a special task force was set up to investigate the young girl's death.  

'As a result of inquiries, Strike Force Nerium was formed with homicide investigators from Sydney and detectives from Port Stevens/Hunter police district,' he said shortly before Whiteley was charged.

'Those investigations have been ongoing since that night and this morning at 8.30am it resulted in the arrest.

'That male has been brought to Raymond Terrace Police Station, he is currently in the process of being charged with the murder of that little girl.' 

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