A MUM who has been accused of murdering her five-year-old son told her pals she “missed punishing him” just hours after his death, a court heard.
Angharad Williamson, 30, seemed “nervous” when she was visited by friends after her son Logan Mwangi was pulled from a river near his home in Sarn, Bridgend.
Williamson has been accused of murdering her sonCredit: WNS
The five-year-old was found dead in a river near his home last JulyCredit: WNS
The boy’s mum, stepdad and a 14-year-old boy have been charged with his murderCredit: WNS
The 30-year-old, her partner John Cole, 40, known as Jay, and a 14-year-old boy, have been charged with the boy’s murder.
The three of them are also accused of dumping his body in a river.
Family friend Daniel O’Brien went to pay his respects alongside his then-girlfriend Jodie Simmonds on July 31 last year.
He said about Williamson: “She was just acting really strange, nervous. Something weren’t right like, you know.
“She said that she missed punishing Logan. I was just in shock. I looked towards Jodie and shook my head.
“Jay was heaving a lot like he was going to be sick.”
Ms Simmonds added: “She said she missed punishing him and she missed standing him in the corner and she missed him being naughty.”
Cardiff Crown Court heard Ms Simmonds had spent time with the family on a few occasions.
On Christmas 2019 she went to the pair’s house to find Logan in his bedroom in a “push-up” position with Cole looking on.
She said: “Logan was in a push-up position. His arms looked very tired. They were shaking. I remember him visibly shaking.
“He was very upset, crying and had a runny nose.
“I was told he had been naughty and he needed to learn.”
The court heard Logan “collapsed” when he saw Ms Simmonds before Cole told him to “get back in position and his time would start again.”
She added: “Angharad said that he needs to learn because his behaviour had been so poorly. She said Logan needed to learn his lesson.”
The court heard Ms Simmonds visited the family in January 2020 with a KFC party bucket to share together.
But she was told by Cole that Logan was not allowed to eat the food because he had been “misbehaving.”
The court heard Logan was sitting on the floor while the others ate chicken and the youngster was given Weetabix.
Ms Simmonds said that Logan’s personality changed while she knew him as he became “withdrawn,” lost “visible weight” and had a “quite pale” complexion.
Ms Simmonds added that Williamson shouted at Cole when he said he had seen Logan being pulled from the river.
She said: “Angharad said ‘You f***ing lied to me. You said he was still alive.'”
Logan’s body was found in the river Ogmore near his home on July 31 last year and Williamson, Cole, and a 14-year-old boy were arrested the following afternoon.
The boy was left in “extreme pain and distress” after allegedly being attacked at his home in south Wales.
He was taken to the Princess of Wales Hospital, where it was confirmed that he had died.
Williamson denies any involvement in her son’s death and says she slept the whole night through and woke to find him missing.
Cole and the teenager are accused of moving Logan’s body to the river while Williamson allegedly tried to remove incriminating evidence from the house and wash bloodstained bedsheets.
Williamson and the teen deny murder and perverting the course of justice.
Cole denies murder but admits perverting the course of justice.
Williamson and Cole also deny causing or allowing the death of a child.
The trial, in front of Mrs Justice Jefford continues.
The mum told friends she “missed punishing” Logan, a court heardCredit: WNS
The boy was left in “extreme pain and distress”Credit: WNS
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