Logan Mwangis killer stepdad had cruel racist nickname for murdered 5-year-old

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Logan Mwangi's evil stepdad had a disgusting nickname for the five-year-old and was also revealed to be a member of the far-right group National Front.

John Cole had branded the five-year-old as a "Coco Pop" due to his mixed-race heritage, with the sickening insult hurled at both the youngster and a mixed-race colleague.

Cole, 40, was convicted of murder alongside a teenager and Logan's mum Angharad Williamson, with CCTV footage showing Cole carrying Logan's body to a river.

The sickening murderer claimed the derogatory term was actually used as a term of endearment and meant in an "affectionate" way to the youngster.

Prosecutor Caroline Rees QC said: "He was a child of mixed race and it is relevant to a dehumanising attitude towards Logan."

Cardiff Crown Court was told that Cole had been described as "very racist" by former friends and partners while growing up, with one pal saying Cole was racist towards "any people who are different".

Prosecutor Rees said that Cole's "beliefs" could have been "relevant to his motives" in the attacks and eventual murder of Logan.

Rees added: "He would meet with racist groups and was a member of the National Front. His view of Logan was infected by racism."

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Evidence of Cole's racism was not heard by jurors as it had passed the legal gateway for being submitted, The Sun reported.

It was also revealed that Cole had claimed to be a member of the Special Forces in the military and used the lie to terrify Logan's mum Angharad into lying to police officers.

During the trial, the court heard that Cole had inflicted gruesome and disturbing torture methods onto Logan from the age of just three.

The abuse included forcing the youngster to do press ups until he cried and standing for prolonged periods of time.

Logan is said to have survived for a few hours after the brutal attack that left him with a total of 56 external injuries to the head, face, torso, arms and legs from blunt force trauma.

The judge adjourned the case for sentencing at a date to be fixed.

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