The autopsy results revealed that Arthur was poisoned with salt hours before he lost his life and had approximately 130 wounds to his body, including head trauma. Tustin stressed that “just” because authorities said Arthur died of head trauma inflicted by an adult, “that doesn’t mean it’s true.”
Thomas Hughes and his girlfriend Emma Tustin were accused of killing Hughes’ son, 6-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes. The child died on June 17, 2020 from a brain injury allegedly caused by the defendants. Both were on trial at the Coventry Court in England. however, Hughes blamed Tustin for the tragedy. During the trial late last month, Hughes alleged that Tustin psychologically abused him and offended him during their time together. Hughes also added that Tustin pressured him to follow routines of “abusive discipline” against his son, including starving him, feeding him excessive amounts of salt, not giving him water and abusing him physically.