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Emma Tustin: Evil ‘stepmom’ ‘had salt thrown in the face by fellow prisoners’

Emma Tustin inflicted an ‘irreversible traumatic brain injury’ on Arthur Labinjo-Hughes (Image: PA/West Midlands Police)

The ‘evil’ stepmother was found guilty of killing her partner’s six-year-old son in a ‘campaign against appalling cruelty’ through threats and assault in prison ahead of her trial.

Emma Tustin, 32, inflicted an ‘irreversible traumatic brain injury’ on Arthur Labinjo-Hughes at her home in Cranmore Road, Solihull, after shaking him violently and repeatedly hitting his head Wall.

She then mercilessly took a picture of him as he lay dead in her hallway and sent it to his father, 29-year-old Thomas Hughes, who was found guilty of manslaughter at Coventry Crown Court later when encouraging the killing of her son, including sending a sick text message to Tustin telling her to ‘finish him’.

Tustin also poisoned Arthur by forcing him to eat meals laced with salt, and it has since emerged that she was ‘thickened in the face’ by other inmates while being held at HMP Peterborough awaiting trial.

A spokesman for HMP Peterborough said: ‘We do not comment on individual prisoners.’

Tustin and Hughes were described in court as ‘utterly cruel, thoughtless and pathetic’.

Prosecutor Jonas Hankin QC told jurors Tustin developed a hatred for Arthur and saw him as an ‘obstacle’ in her relationship with his father.

Emma Tustin complains of being ‘shod with salt in her face’ during her stay (Image: PA)
Arthur was found to have 130 injuries all over his body after being beaten, slapped, kicked, punched and beaten (Image: PA)
Thomas Hughes was found guilty of manslaughter at Coventry Crown Court (Image: PA)

After his death, young Arthur was found with 130 wounds all over his body after being beaten, slapped, kicked, punched and beaten ‘progressively’.

He was also forced to stand in the hallway in a ‘model pose’ that has been likened in court to a soldier guarding the outside of Buckingham Palace for up to 14 hours a day.

Haunting audio and video recordings recorded in the final weeks of his life show him barely able to speak and no longer able to support his own weight.

Even so, Tustin faked tears in the presence of police officers dispatched to her home and tried to blame the boy for causing his own injuries.

The murder sparked nationwide outrage as footage emerged during Arthur’s trial crying that ‘no one loves me’ while struggling to carry a blanket just hours before he died.

In an earlier clip, he could be heard screaming and groaning: ‘I’m scared, I’m scared.’

It can now be reported that Tustin has groaned from having to live in fear while locked up awaiting trial on ‘evil’ murder charges.

Not only was her face salted, she was also threatened with violence by her fellow prisoners.

During a pre-trial hearing in April 2021, Tustin’s attorney said her client had received ‘substantial and substantial threats’, although it was unclear if she was in the same home. prison at the time or not.

Speaking during her hearing on April 15, Mary Prior QC said: ‘She has suffered a significant decline in her mental health.

‘There are significant difficulties for her as she is currently living in an environment where she is not on medication.

“And she’s getting real and substantial threats — and violence.”

The jurors heard that Tustin developed a hatred for Arthur and saw him as an ‘obstacle’ in her relationship with his father (Image: PA)

Ms Prior said Tustin’s legal team was ‘doing all it could’ to urge prison administrators to ‘make clear’ the protection of their clients’ health and well-being, including Write a letter to the governor.

She added: ‘There are weekly seminars, and they consist almost entirely of an overwhelmed young woman who is receiving substantial and substantial threats and little medication. “

Ms. Front told the presiding judge at the time, Recorder of Birmingham Melbourne Judge Inman QC, she felt it was ‘necessary to say it in public’ because ‘nothing has changed’.

Speaking at the time, Judge Inman said: ‘I know, the prison complex is very good at maintaining medicines and treating those in their care.

‘All I want to say is, if there are concerns and problems, the court should be informed and if needed we can make a request to assist.

‘That’s by no means critical of anyone, but obviously, if matters of concern are brought to court, we will do everything we can to assist – to ensure that they are resolved. .’

Tustin and Hughes will be sentenced later today.

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