London: It is said that nothing is more important to parents than their children. Especially if the child is small, then the love for him increases even more. However, a couple proved this saying wrong. A father and stepmother first poisoned a 6-year-old son after becoming a hindrance in love. After that, he was brutally murdered by hitting him with a heavy object 130 times.
The incident in the West Midland of Britain
According to the report of The Sun, this incident is from the city of West Midland, UK. Thomas Hughes (29) was living a comfortable life with his wife Olivia (26) and son Arthur (6). But his wife had an affair with someone. When Olivia’s lover tried to break up with her, he killed her by stabbing her with a knife. Due to which he was sentenced to 18 years last year.
When Thomas Hughes’s wife was having an affair with someone else. Then he himself was also in relation to a woman named Emma Tustin (32). After his wife went to jail, Thomas shifted to Emma Tustin’s house with his son Arthur. Everything was fine for some time but later Emma started missing Arthur’s presence in her love life. Arthur used to play and play pranks in the house, which Emma did not like.
step mother used to beat at home
According to the police, Emma provoked Thomas Hughes and started beating him. He would be locked in the room for several hours. He is not given food and is not even allowed to go to bathe. One day little Arthur called and told this to his grandmother and requested to take her away. Dadi informed the police about this but no action was taken.
On June 16 last year, the police received a call about Arthur being injured in the house. When the police reached the house, Arthur was lying on his back and was out of breath. His body was pale. When the post-mortem of the child was done, it was found that he was fed strong salt or poisonous substance mixed with something, due to which he became unconscious. After that, he was hit 130 times with a heavy weapon like a stick or rod.
head to toe blows
According to the report, there was no such part from head to toe of little Arthur. Where the bone is not broken. The child had 93 injury marks on his head, arms, legs and torso. The maximum number of 25 blows were made to his scalp, face and neck. At the same time, 20 marks of injury were found on the hand of the child and 8 on the chest and abdomen. According to the police, the child was killed with hatred.
When the police asked Thomas Hughes the reason for the death of his child, he told that he was given Coca-Cola on the demand of the child. After that while playing he fell down the stairs, causing so many injuries to him. However, the post-mortem report failed his theory. The police have now handed over some CCTV clips of Arthur in the court, in which the child is saying that Papa is going to throw me down the window. At the same time, in the second clip, he is saying that no one loves him in the house.
Case going on against father and step mother
The police have accused Thomas Hughes and Emma Tustin for this painful murder of the child. At present, both are being prosecuted. If they are found guilty, they could face a rigorous sentence of more than 20 years.