‘Wicked’ stepmother and ‘pitiless’ father jailed for killing six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

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A “wicked” stepmother has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 29 years for cruelly abusing, poisoning and murdering her partner’s six-year-old son.

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes was left with an unsurvivable brain injury while in the sole care of “evil” Emma Tustin.

Tustin was unanimously convicted of Arthur’s murder after an eight-week trial, with the boy’s “pitiless” father, Thomas Hughes found guilty of his manslaughter, after encouraging the killing.

Jailing the pair, Mr Justice Mark Wall QC said the trial had been “without doubt one of the most distressing and disturbing cases I have had to deal with”.

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Arthur LabinjoHughes was poisoned, starved and beaten by his step-mother Emma Tustin, 32, who was jailed for life on Friday 3 December 2021. His father, Thomas Hughes, 29, was found guilty of manslaughter.

The six-year-old from Solihull, UK, was poisoned, starved and beaten by step-mother Emma Tustin, 32, and his father Thomas Hughes, 29, in a prolonged campaign of “evil abuse” which ended with the child’s death in June 2020, after being left in the care of Tustin. Hughes was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 21 years in prison.

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Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human with malice aforethought. This state of mind may, depending upon the jurisdiction, distinguish murder from other forms of unlawful homicide, such as manslaughter.

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