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A 14-year-old “freak” sentenced to life in prison for murdering five-year-old Logan Mwangi has been named as Craig Mulligan.
It is common for children in criminal cases to go unidentified, but a judge at Cardiff Crown Court decided to lift an anonymity order in this case.
Reporters called for it to be removed for reasons of public interest and open justice.
Mulligan, along with Logan’s mother, Angharad Williamson, 31, and Mulligan’s stepfather, John Cole, 40, were previously sentenced to life in prison.
The teenager was 13 years old when he participated in fatal attacks on Logan and helped Cole dispose of the young man’s body in the Ogmore River, Bridgend.
Logan was killed just five days after Mulligan began living in the same house as him, which prosecutors describe as “not a coincidence.”
The boy weighed only 3 1/2 pounds before his death, the judge said, and was 3 feet 5 inches tall.
In court filings, a foster family Mulligan was placed with said he made their lives a “living hell” and that they were “terrified” of him.
Over the course of a few weeks, he repeatedly threatened to kill them, in addition to injuring his daughter, foster mother and her dog, they said.
Concerns were heightened when he asked two girls if they wanted to play a “murder game” and told them they would have to get into black garbage bags.
While he apparently spoke fondly of his stepfather, stepmother, and younger brother, they said he spoke of wanting to “kill the five-year-old” (Logan).
Mulligan was a “monster” who had a “desire for violence”, the court was told.
After Logan was killed, Mulligan was returned to the care of the local authority.
A caretaker heard him sing repeatedly, “I love boys. I love boys. I love hitting boys on the head. It’s orgasmic.”
He told another, “I did some bad things, but I’m not allowed to talk about it.”
Williamson and Cole had petitioned the family courts for custody of Mulligan. They won their case on July 26, 2021 and he moved in with them.
Logan’s body was discovered on July 31, 2021, just 250 meters from his home.
Mulligan is said to have “idolized” Cole, who had raised him from the age of nine months and viewed his stepfather as a “god-like” figure.
Cole had been in a relationship with Mulligan’s mother and later became her caretaker.
Mulligan was removed from his mother’s care after she violently assaulted him, after which the Bridgend County Borough Council took care of him for six months.
At the time he was already a “complex, troubled and violent child”, prosecutor Caroline Rees QC said.
A trial at Cardiff Crown Court heard that Logan had suffered 56 external cuts and bruises, as well as “catastrophic” internal injuries.
He was wearing mismatched pajamas and was said to have suffered a “brutal and sustained assault”.
The boy’s injuries were described as similar to those of victims of high-speed crashes or people who have fallen from a height.
Williamson was told that he would spend at least 28 years behind bars, while Cole would serve a minimum of 29 years.
Mulligan will be detained for at least 15 years.
After lifting the anonymity order made under Section 45 of the Juvenile Justice Criminal Evidence Act, Judge Jefford said: “I have come to the conclusion, having considered the submissions this morning, that I must lift the restriction of reports on this matter.
In sentencing, the judge called the concealment of Logan’s body in the river “ruthless,” “calculated and orchestrated.”
She added: “You are responsible for Logan’s death and all the heartbreak that followed.
“Because he was killed in his own home, it is not possible to be sure what happened to him.
“Inflicting these injuries on a small, defenseless five-year-old is nothing short of horrific.”