Sentences of evil Arthur Labinjo-Hughes murderers referred for being too lenient

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The jail sentences handed to Emma Tustin and Thomas Hughes, who killed six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, have been referred to the Court of Appeal for being too lenient.

Earlier this month Arthur's father, Thomas Hughes, was sentenced to at least 21 years for the manslaughter of his son, after the child suffered an "unsurvivable brain injury".

Hughes' partner, Emma Tustin, carried out the murder while caring for Arthur at her home in Solihull.

She violently shook the young boy and repeatedly banged his head – likely against the hallway wall, floor or door, the court heard.

Tustin was sentenced to at least 29 years.

According to Tustin's former cellmate, the evil 32-year-old did nothing but wallow in self-pity whilst she was awaiting the verdict.

Elaine Pritchard, who shared a cell with Tustin at Eastwood Park prison for six weeks while she was on remand, told the Sunday Mirror: “Emma hadn’t said anything about Arthur dying. She never mentioned him.”

“She always felt sorry for herself. One day she came back from a plea hearing and was upset, so I asked, ‘What’s wrong?’

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“She said, ‘He didn’t look at me, Tom never looked at me’. That was the only time I saw her upset about anything.”

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes' grandmother previously broke down when she remembered a time when the six-year-old begged to stay at her house.

Madeline Halcrow was in tears as she told how her little grandson pleaded to stay with her when dad Thomas Hughes and stepmum Emma Tustin came to collect him.

She said the murdered little boy had "lost the sparkle in his eyes" the final time she saw him while speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain.

Ms Halcrow branded Hughes and Tustin as "evil" and "sadistic" and "torturous" during the appearance, writes BirminghamLive.

She last saw her grandson on her birthday and said he was "much loved by everybody".

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