Evil mum and step-dad jailed for life for torturing five-year-old son to death

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Logan Mwangi's killer mum and step-dad have been jailed for life for brutally murdering the five-year-old – despite going to sickening lengths to try and get away with it.

Logan was found dead on July 31 last year in the River Ogmore near his home in Bridgend, south Wales with horrific injuries typically found in car crash victims.

The child, who suffered 56 external cuts and bruises, and “catastrophic” internal injuries, was discovered by police partially submerged, wearing dinosaur pyjama bottoms and a Spider-Man top.

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Today, after a delay at Cardiff Crown Court, his killers mum Angharad Williamson, 31, and stepdad John Cole, 40, were sentenced to life behind bars.

Williamson was handed a minimum sentence of 28 years, while Cole will be jailed for a minimum term of 29 years.

A 14-year-old boy was also sentenced to life detention with a minimum of 15 years.

He cannot be named at this time for legal reasons.

Members of Logan’s family were present in the packed courtroom, presided over by Mrs Justice Jefford DBE.

Prosecutor Caroline Rees QC told the court that Logan "would have had an 80% chance of survival" with medical help.

Shockingly, she said that the child would have been in so much pain during his attack that he "would have required morphine."

She likened the injuries and pain levels to that of a car crash victim or someone who had a fall from a great height.

The prosecutor added that the two adults treated "him like fly-tipped rubbish" when they dumped him in the river.

In April the pair were found guilty of his murder, as was the 14-year-old boy who was also sentenced.

Both Williamson and the youth were convicted of a further charge of perverting the course of justice – an offence Cole had admitted before trial.

All three pleaded not guilty to murder.

When the guilty verdict was delivered at Cardiff Crown Court in April, Williamson collapsed to the floor saying "no, no, no, no, no". Today, she remained silent as she cried in the dock.

During the previous hearing, the court heard claims that just two days before Logan died, Cole had carried out a cowardly attack on the youngster.

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Williamson said: “He [Cole] called Logan out of his bedroom…sorry, he pulled him out in the hallway and tried to talk to him.

“Logan stuttered. I said: ‘Jay leave him alone’. He said: ‘I’ve had enough, he needs to talk to me’.

“He stuttered again and Jay punched him twice to the stomach, he fell on his bum and hit his elbows on the floor. I went forward and he blocked the way to the kitchen.

"He asked for [the youth] to come from the living room into the hallway and said: ‘If he flinches again or stutters sweep him’.

“He did and he pushed his head to the ground.”

In the weeks leading up to his death, the child wet himself more frequently and began self-harming.

Logan’s stammer is said to have worsened, becoming particularly bad around Cole.

Cole, who was revealed to be a member of the far-right group National Front, had branded the five-year-old as a "Coco Pop" due to his mixed-race heritage.

Cole's defence argued that the term was meant in an "endearing" way, but the prosecution said it was indicative of a "dehumanising attitude towards Logan."

CCTV footage showed Cole carrying Logan's body to a river.

The Crown said during the previous hearing that Logan had been subjected to a “brutal and sustained assault” prior to his death and suffered the kind of injuries usually seen in car crash victims before his body was dumped in the River Ogmore.


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