A British court has found that a Kenyan boy whose body was discovered floating in a river in Bridgend, United Kingdom, two years ago was murdered by his mother and stepfather.
The body of Baby Logan Mwangi, whose Kenyan father Benjamin Mwangi works as a bookmaker in the UK, was discovered in the Ogmore River in Bridgend, England, towards the end of July 2020.
His remains, the court said, had horrendous injuries including 56 external wounds and bruises and internal injuries similar to those witnessed in victims of high-speed car crashes.
People who were supposed to look after him allegedly brutalized and abused the minor for months.
“He suffered damage to his brain, liver and stomach. His death would have been slow and painful,”
The deceased’s mother, Angharad Williamson, her current husband, John Cole – who allegedly disliked Logan for his African heritage – and a 14-year-old boy who lived with them have all been found guilty of his murder.
Mwangi, Logan’s father, met Ms Williamson in 2010 while she was working as a warehouse manager in Essex, South East England, through mutual acquaintances.
Logan was born on March 15, 2016, after they started dating in 2014.
“I was present when Logan was born and it was the happiest time of my life. I stayed with Claire (Ms Williamson’s mother) for a few weeks but I would clash quite a lot with Claire and did not think it was good for anyone, especially Logan, so I moved back to Brentwood,” Mwangi testified.
“During that period I was in regular contact with Angharad, who would call me and send me pictures of Logan. He was the cutest little boy…We were back and forth visiting each other,” Mwangi recalled.