Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Harrowing recordings reveal scale of torment at hands of dad and stepmum

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Audio and video clips recorded in the final weeks of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes’ life revealed that he was “scarcely able to articulate his words” and could no longer support his own weight by the time of his murder.
Even Arthur’s stepmother Emma Tustin admitted in court that it was “horrendous” to listen to and watch footage of him captured on her mobile phone and CCTV cameras inside her lounge.
Tustin, 32, was convicted of murdering the boy after inflicting an “unsurvivable” brain injury on the boy during a vicious assault, while home alone with the boy, on June 16, 2020.
Arthur’s father Thomas Hughes, 29, of Stroud Road, was convicted of manslaughter after encouraging the killing.

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