Logan Mwangi was a 5-year-old boy who was murdered in late July 2021 in Sarn, Bridgend, South Wales.
The precise nature of the events leading up to his death are difficult to ascertain, but his mother, Angharad Williamson, his stepfather, John Cole, and Cole’s stepson, Craig Mulligan, were all believed to have participated in and been aware of physical attacks on Logan in late July which led to him developing severe external and internal injuries.
After his death, the household discarded Logan’s body in a river before denying any knowledge of how he died.
The subsequent police investigation found that he had been beaten to death.
Logan’s injuries were described as similar to victims of high-speed crashes or people who had fallen from a height, and a trial heard he had suffered 56 external cuts and bruises as well as “catastrophic” internal injuries.
The specifics of the case were reviewed, but the decision not to conduct a broader inquiry into children’s social services in Wales received some criticism.
Williamson, Cole, and Mulligan were found guilty of murder in April 2022 and were sentenced to life in prison in June 2022.
Passing sentence, Justice Jefford described the concealment of Logan’s body in the river as “heartless”, “calculated and orchestrated”.
Logan’s father paid tribute to “the sweetest and most beautiful boy” and said that the world is a colder and darker place without his warm smile and the happy energy with which he lived his life.
Logan Mwangi biological father
Logan’s biological father is Benjamin Mwangi, a Kenyan-born bookmaker who dated Logan’s mother, Angharad Williamson, in 2014.
Mwangi has spoken publicly about the devastating impact of his son’s murder on his life.
He suffers from recurring nightmares in which Logan comes to him for a hug but disappears.
He has also launched a campaign to ensure that parents are notified when their child is under the supervision of social workers.
Logan’s mother, stepfather, and stepbrother were sentenced to life in prison for his murder.
Logan’s body was found in the River Ogmore on the morning of July 31, 2021, just a few hundred meters from the flat where he lived.
He had suffered 56 injuries, some of which were “catastrophic” and likened to those found on victims of high-speed crashes or a fall from a height.
Evidence heard in court suggested that Logan could have been saved if social workers had acted on concerns about his welfare.
Mwangi has paid tribute to his son as “the sweetest and most beautiful boy” and has described the devastating impact of his murder on his life.
Logan Mwangi mother
Angharad Williamson is Mwangi’s mother.
She was found guilty of murdering her son and was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 28 years before being considered for parole.
Williamson made a dramatic transformation to her appearance weeks after murdering Logan in a bid to prevent people from recognizing her.