In 2022, Angharad Williamson was jailed along with her partner John Cole and his son Craig Mulligan for the murder of their 5-year-old son Logan.
But what happened and where are Cole and Williamson now?
Where is Angharad Williamson now?
In July 2021, Logan Mwangi’s body was found with “severe injuries” that had been dumped in a river.
Williamson told the court she was “overprotective” of Logan.
She said: “I took pictures of him sneezing, coughing, I was so over the moon with Logan.
“I loved that boy’s bones.”
She said of her relationship with her son: “It was beautiful.
“I’m quite a needy, emotional person and Logan was very cuddly, as was my mother.
“We were very close. Logan was my little buddy. We did everything together, he was such a beautiful happy little boy.”
But during the trial, the jury heard that Logan endured horrific physical and emotional abuse up until his death.
Opportunities were missed to save the boy, who was struck off the child protection register just a month before his death.
Williamson received a life sentence with a minimum of 28 years.
Where is John Cole now?
John Cole, who was a member of the far-right group National Front, called Logan “Coco Pop” and “dehumanized” him because of his multiracial heritage.
However, the 40-year-old claimed the racist term was meant “affectionately”.
Prosecutor Caroline Rees QC said: “He was a child of mixed race and it is relevant to a dehumanizing attitude towards Logan.”
In the background, the court heard Cole was described by former friends and partners as “very racist” growing up.
A friend said he was racist towards “all people who are different”.
Ms Rees said his “beliefs” may have been “relevant to his motives” in the attacks on Logan.
She added: “He met with racist groups and was a member of the National Front.
“His view of Logan was infected with racism.”
The evidence was not heard by the jury because it passed through the legal gate for filing.
The court heard he would bully Logan but that his mother did nothing to stop him.
John Cole was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum sentence of 29 years.
His stepson, Craig Mulligan, was also found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 15 years.
What happened to Logan Mwangi?
Logan was murdered at home on July 31, 2021 before an “elaborate charade” was hatched to cover up the crime.
CCTV footage showed Cole and Mulligan carrying the child’s body in a Nike holdall to a nearby river in the early hours of July 31, 2021.
His mother then called 999 at 5:45 a.m. and began “hyperventilating” on the phone when she falsely reported her son missing.
Williamson could be heard “whining and screaming” during the call, claiming he had been kidnapped.
Prosecutor Caroline Rees QC said she played the “role of a distressed mother to the best of her acting ability”.
The ex-private student continued the “disgusting show” when officers arrived at her home.
As the trial progressed, it emerged that she had tried to hide her own guilt by blaming the other two defendants.
Logan was found in the river with injuries similar to those caused by a fall from a height or a “high speed” car crash after being dumped like “fly-tipped garbage”.
The youth had suffered trauma to his internal organs and brain, and also had 56 external injuries to his head, face, torso, arms and legs from “blunt force trauma”.
The horrifying list of injuries included a broken shoulder, severe bleeding from the scalp and back of the head, and significant brain trauma.
Who is Logan Mwangi’s biological father?
Logan’s biological father Ben last saw his son 19 months before his death when he was prevented from seeing him by Williamson.
On the ITV documentary The Murder of Logan Mwangi, Ben spoke candidly about what it was like to lose his son, as well as his conversations with the police about what happened.
On the show, Ben, who appears visibly shocked, said he was coping as best he could, revealing:
“I was the first person to hold him when he was born. I used to hold him so tight. He was the best thing that ever happened to me.
“[Williamson] made my life an absolute misery. All I wanted to do was just be a dad.”
Speaking on camera, he added: “One of the biggest questions of my entire life that I will always ask myself is why? Why is that happend? Why did Logan have to die?”
Unbeknownst to Ben, Logan had been placed on the child protection register in March 2021 but was removed from it a month before his murder.
The day before Logan’s body was found, a social worker visited the home but did not see him because they were told he had Covid.
Ben is now campaigning for the law to be changed so that social services are required to let separated parents like him know when there are concerns.
Ben said: “I probably would have tried to take him away.
“Why didn’t they do anything to make it a safe environment for him when it clearly wasn’t?
“If I can prevent this from happening to someone else, that will be the biggest, the most positive, the most positive.”
“My lasting memory of him was just a happy little boy who called me ‘Daddy’.”
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