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3 Dec 2021

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Stepmother jailed for life and father given 21 years

Home Affairs Correspondent

A woman who murdered her six-year-old stepson after subjecting him to “sadistic” and “appalling” cruelty has been jailed for life.

Emma Tustin was ordered to serve a minimum of 29 years for killing Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, while the boy’s father Thomas Hughes was given 21 years in prison for manslaughter.

Coventry Crown Court heard that the little boy had been seen by social workers two months before his death, but they had found “no safeguarding concerns”.

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