A mother, a stepfather, and a teenage child from Sarn, Bridgend in England were all convicted of murder on Thursday when a jury found them guilty of killing a 5-year-old boy who was reportedly abused by all three while he was still alive.

Angharad Williamson, 30, John Cole, 40, and an unnamed 14-year-old boy were all found guilty by a jury for the brutal murder and abuse of 5-year-old Logan Mwangi, who was found dead and submerged underwater by police officers on July 31, 2021, according to the BBC.

Logan repeatedly suffered child abuse while he was living with Williamson and Cole, who was a known racist with an interest in joining the far-right fascist group National Front. He repeatedly called Logan “Coco Pop” and many friends mentioned how Logan was targeted for abuse due to his skin color, The Guardian reported.

Logan had received many injuries during his lifetime, the severity of which many medical experts say they’ve only seen in traffic accidents, with the injuries being said to be “consistent with child abuse,” among which is a broken arm and a broken collarbone, causing the child to be put in the child protection register for a while.

During the night of Logan’s disappearance, Williamson made a frantic call to the police claiming that her son had gone missing and that she did not know where he was. The prosecutor of the case has called the telephone call a fabrication, saying that Williamson was playing up the concern because she, Cole, and the teenager had just killed the child, ITV reported.

“It might sound like a heartfelt call of distress from a mother reporting her child missing. But with knowledge of the CCTV and the proof that Angharad Williamson knew exactly what was going on that night, the prosecution say that the 999 call is in fact chilling,” prosecutor Caroline Rees said.

“It demonstrates the extent to which Williamson was prepared to lie and her ability to put on a performance to save her own skin, even when dealing with the death of her own five-year-old child.”

Logan’s father, Ben Mwangi, paid tribute to his dead son as he watched the judgment against Williamson, Cole, and the unnamed teenager, all of which had been found guilty of murder.

“The wonderful memories I have of my son will never be tarnished - they will forever be in my heart and my soul,” he said. “I loved him so much and somehow I have to live my life knowing I will never get to see him grow up into the wonderful man I knew he could be.”

The three will be sentenced at a later, yet-to-be-declared date.

Murder of Logan Mwangi
The mother and stepfather of Logan Mwangi were found to have been guilty of his murder, with many of the evidence presented in the court pointing towards the repeated abuse of Mwangi before he died. This is a representational image. Annie Spratt/Unsplash.