A number of YouTube videos were viewed around the time five-year-old Logan Mwangi was brutally murdered, a jury has heard.
Logan’s mother, Angharad Williamson, her boyfriend John Cole and a youth – who cannot be named for legal reasons – are all charged with killing the youth. Prosecutors say Logan was the victim of a “brutal and sustained assault” before his death and exhibited the type of injuries usually seen in car crashes.
His lifeless body was found on July 31 in the River Ogmore near Pandy Park in Bridgend . The Crown believes that sometime in the early hours of that fateful morning, the youth was murdered before his body was taken out of his house at 2:43 a.m. and then dumped by Cole and the youth as if he it was “flying trash”. .
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On Thursday, jurors were told the “timeline of events” that transpired at the time of the murder – including a number of videos viewed on YouTube – which had been viewed from the Google account of Logan’s mother, Williamson.
Cardiff Crown Court heard videos viewed included ‘A spoon used to remove man’s cyst’, ‘Dr Pimple Popper’ and ‘Cleaning a large long fingernail’. There is some dispute over who was using Williamson’s phone to access the videos, but analysis of the defendant’s phone prior to the night in question revealed that she had watched similar videos, including Dr. Pimple Popper and videos of a surgical and medical nature.
And the prosecution was unable to establish whether those videos were viewed before or after Logan’s death. However, he presented the evidence as part of what was going on in the apartment at the time of the murder.
12:20 a.m.: Williamson accesses the Samsung One Home app
12:25 p.m.: Williamson accesses the Facebook application
12:29 a.m.: Williamson watches a YouTube video
12:36 a.m.: The light in Logan’s room comes on.
00:38: The light goes out
12:41 a.m.: Logan’s bedroom light comes on.
12:42 a.m.: the light goes out
12:46 a.m.: Williamson accesses YouTube
12:51 a.m.: Williamson watches a YouTube video titled ‘The spoon is used to remove the man’s cyst… Dr. Pimple Popper’
12:52 p.m.: Williamson accesses application management notification
1:10 a.m.: Williamson accesses Facebook
1:17 a.m.: Williamson watches a series of YouTube videos titled “Great Black Head Abstraction,” “You’ve Never Seen an Ice Cream Cake Made Like This”
1:19 a.m.: Williamson watches the YouTube video “Professional makeup artist, how to look beautiful”.
1:20 a.m.: Williamson watches ‘Not your average BMW E38’ and ‘Viral Shorts’ YouTube videos
1:21 a.m.: Logan’s bedroom light flicks on and off
1:22 a.m.: Williamson accesses the Samsung One Home app
1:23 a.m.: Williamson accesses YouTube
1:24 a.m.: Williamson watches YouTube video ‘Conjoined sister born as one now thrives as two’
1:29 a.m.: Williamson watches YouTube video ‘My twin is only four foot three, born different’
1:31 a.m.: Williamson watches YouTube video “German woman wants nose job to look African”
1:40 a.m.: Williamson watches YouTube video ‘Three friends Simon go wrong in a mighty opera’ and ‘Dr Pimple Popper’ video
1:41 a.m.: Williams watches the YouTube video “Cutting, Removing, and Cleaning Big Long Fingernails and various other videos.
1:49 a.m.: The light comes on in Logan’s room.
1:50 a.m.: The light goes out in Logan’s room.
2:08 a.m.: The light comes on in Logan’s room.
2:10 am: The light goes out
2:14 a.m.: Williamson accesses YouTube.
2:20 a.m.: The light comes on in Logan’s room.
2:21 am: the light goes out
2:22 a.m.: The light comes on in Logan’s room.
2:24 am: Williamson accesses the Samsung One Home app
2:26 a.m.: Access the Samsung Android dialer app
2:43 a.m., John Cole and the young defendant are seen walking down the side path leading to 5 Lower Llansantffraid. Crown says Cole is carrying Logan’s body.
Previously, prosecuting barrister Caroline Rees QC said: “While the prosecution cannot show exactly what happened behind the closed doors of Lower Llansantffraid, the callous and callous behavior of each defendant following Logan’s death , which can be proven, is consistent with their desperate attempt to conceal their involvement in his death.”
The jurors were also told that the curtains in Logan’s bedroom were closed during darkness and opened during the day between July 26 and July 29. But in the early hours of July 31, Logan’s bedroom light was turned on and off seven times between 12:36 a.m. and 2:22 a.m.
The Crown says Cole then carried Logan’s body out of the house at 2:43 a.m. Her bedroom light then seemed to cycle on and off a number of times over the next few hours – and a dim light appeared to come from the room around 5am.
Willamson then telephoned 999 at 5.46am to report Logan missing – a call that the Crown alleges Logan’s mother “played the role of a distraught mother to the fullest extent of her acting abilities”.
Mr Rees in his opening had said: ‘From dumping Logan’s body in the river like it’s rubbish on the fly to making false reports to the police that Logan was missing and carrying out a search to deter others , John Cole, Angharad Williamson and (the young) have each prioritized their own preservation in a way that we believe is only consistent with having been implicated in Logan’s murder.”
The three defendants are also accused of perverting the course of justice, including moving Logan’s body to the river near Pandy Park, stripping his clothes, washing bloodstained bed linen and making a fake. missing person report to the police. Williamson and the youngster pleaded not guilty to both offenses while Cole denied murder but admitted perverting the course of justice.
Williamson and Cole were also charged with causing or permitting the death of a child, which they both denied. The trial, which is expected to last about eight weeks, is continuing.