A mother has appeared in court accused of murdering her five-year-old son, Logan Mwangi who was found dead in a Bridgend river.Angharad Williamson, 30, her partner John Cole, 39, and a 14-year-old boy are all accused over the death of Logan Mwangi.Williamson and the 14-year-old were previously charged with perverting the course of justice following Logan's death.Newport Crown Court heard on Monday that Williamson was charged with her son's murder last week.She appeared in court via a video link form Eastwood Park prison wearing a black jumper, glasses and dark shoulder-length hair.Prosecutor Caroline Rees QC said: "The defendant was charged last week and on Friday sent from magistrates to the crown court on the charge of murder."She having previously already been sent on the charge of perverting the course of justice."Williamson spoke only to confirm her name and date of birth during the short hearing.Judge Michael Fitton QC told her: "You are remanded in custody on the new charge."
Logan - also known as Logan Williamson - had been reported missing by his mother before his body was discovered just 400 metres from his home in the Ogmore River in Bridgend, South Wales, on July 31.Logan's step-father John Cole, 39, was charged with murder in August after the youngster was found with a string of injuries.Cole, Logan's mother and the youth were also charged with perverting the course of justice.
The next hearing will be on November 12 when Williamson will appear with her two co-defendants.
Cole and Williamson remain in custody and the youth is in the care of the local authority.
They are set to face a four-week trial next year to decide on their part in the tragic death of "cheeky boy" Logan.
A court previously heard the youngster suffered “extreme pain” in an attack before he was found following a search.A provisional trial date for all three has been set for January 31 next year with a time estimate of four weeks.