Thomas Hughes, 29, and Emma Tustin, 32, are being charged with killing the boy on June 17, 2020, at their home in Solihull, West Midlands. Heartbreaking images presented at his trial show the child murdered by his father and stepmother suffering from intense pain.
The video exposed as evidence was taken from a closed circuit camera where the last hours of the life of the child of only six years are shown.
People have not been able to overcome the March 2020 case in the United States, when parents drugged and tortured a child to get the “demon” out of him, when the trial of Hughes and his partner left the United Kingdom in shock.
The heartbreaking excerpt from the video shows Arthur Labinjo-Hughes emaciated wearing pajamas as he winces and tries to pick up his blanket and a pillow stamped with an image of The Avengers.
The audiovisual material shows the boy murdered by his father and stepmother having been forced to sleep on the floor for five days.
Child murdered by his father and stepmother
The video was recorded on June 16, 2020One day before the death of the minor Arthur Hughes, with great physical deterioration and totally dejected, the boy cried out disconsolate four times “Nobody loves me”, while trying to walk to the other side of the room with some complications.
Moving two meters will it took more than two minutes to stand up, collect your things and walk to the other side of the room.
Another of the video excerpts showing the boy murdered by his father and stepmother, he is heard saying “no one is going to feed me” five times in less than a minute.
And is that some of the harassment to which they subjected the minor included depriving him of food, forcing him to stand 14 hours a day and consume salt in quantities that could poison him.
Authorities declare the case as child torture
At the trial of a boy killed by his father and stepmother, authorities said the boy was killed when his head was beaten “repeatedly against a hard surface” at the hands of his stepmother, Emma Tustin.
And although during the court session the authorities considered that the faltal brain injury was due to a series of abuses that fit the “medical definition of child torture“The defendants denied the murder and the multiple charges of child cruelty.
However, the researchers found more than 200 voice memos that Emma recorded over a three-month period, in which the boy is sometimes heard shouting the names of his uncle and grandmother.
For his part, Hughes used to answer them with phrases like “dig Arthur’s grave”, “I’ll rip his neck off” or “I’ll take it out along with the garbage”, so the authorities showed evidence that the child was murdered by his father and stepmother.
Family makes painful revelations
Arthur’s uncle, Blake Hughes, told the court last month that Arthur broke down in tears after claiming that his stepmother had pushed him against a wall and called him ‘ugly’, “He said his mother didn’t love him and that he had left him. Then he started crying and continued saying that no one loved him. “
Prosecutor Jonas Hankin said the partner systematically abused physically and verbally of the minor to cause you “significant harm and suffering”, and that “neither of them can justify what they did to him, since Arthur was a defenseless child who totally depended on them for his well-being.”
The boy killed by his father and stepmother was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and disconnected from the intensive care machine in the early hours of June 17 last year.
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