The “evil” stepmother sentenced to life in prison for torturing and killing 6-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes has been moved to solitary confinement in prison for her own protection, The Sun reports. Emma Tustin, 32, is said to be an extremely vulnerable prisoner who has to be kept separate from fellow prisoners and eat, exercise, and wash alone so that they can’t follow through on threats to “do her in.”
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- Tustin is a “massive target.” While everyone in prison is there because they broke the law, crimes against children are considered particularly heinous and completely unacceptable by most inmates. Because of what she put Labinjo-Hughes through, she’s said to be a “massive target,” according to a source at HMP Peterborough.
- Someone would likely try to kill her if she was left in general population. A source from the prison revealed that leaving Tustin mixed in with the general prison population would mean she’d probably end up dead. “It’s only a matter of time before someone takes a chance to do her in,” the source said.
- It’s unclear how long she’ll be kept in solitary confinement. Given that there’s no way to hide what she did from fellow prisoners, it doesn’t seem likely that Tustin can ever be allowed out of solitary and is likely going to spend the rest of her life behind bars completely on her own. Many would argue she even deserves it.
- Tustin deserves no kindness for her crimes. The judge called Tustin’s crimes against her stepson “one of the most distressing and disturbing cases” they’d ever dealt with and pointed out that Tustin has never shown any remorse for her actions.