Holby City star John Michie's daughter took 'such a large dose of rapper boyfriend's party drug no one could save her'

Sobs from family and friends broke out today as jurors heard Louella Fletcher-Michie took six times the accepted normal amount of 2C-P.


The 24-year-old would have needed her stomach pumped immediately after taking the drugs at Bestival, which were allegedly given to her by boyfriend Ceon Broughton.

The rapper, who denies manslaughter, estimated she had taken the fatal amount but the results could not be determined in Louella's post-mortem, it was said.

His lawyer Stephen Kamlish QC argued dancer Louella couldn't have been saved as medics wouldn't have got to her in time so Broughton could "not be held responsible" for her death.

But prosecutors say the rapper gave dancer and yoga teacher Louella a "bumped up" dose of the class A substance on September 10, 2017.

DISTURBING VIDEOS

They allege he took a series of disturbing videos of Louella overdosing on his mobile instead of getting help.

Experts who have examined a picture he took on his mobile of her just before 11pm say she was already dead.

Broughton, of Enfield, North London, is accused of manslaughter because the Crown say he failed to get her medical help that would have most likely saved her life.

Instead he took the series of harrowing films showing her agitated and screaming for her mum.

Broughton allegedly refused to get help because he feared cops would catch him with drugs, which would activate a suspended sentence he was serving.

'HE IS SORRY'

He earlier apologised for her dug death and and said he “didn’t mean her to suffer or die”.

Broughton has not given evidence but Mr Kamlish said in his closing speech: "This is case is not about moral responsibility, it’s about criminal responsibility.

“It’s not a case about vengeance although there is a temptation to think someone has to pay.

“It’s not about giving the family something that can ease their pain – nothing can or will do that.

“He did not mean Louella either to suffer or die.

“We all feel cheated by him not getting into the witness box.

He could have said sorry, with hindsight of course he is sorry

“Everyone was waiting for him to give his side of the story.

“He could have got into the witness box and he could have cried, as he has done quietly throughout this trial.

“He could have said sorry, with hindsight of course he is sorry.

“But how much could he have actually helped you with the facts.

“For the most part, you know it all already.

“His girlfriend, someone he loved, she certainly did him, he would have done more if he thought it was the right thing to do.”

Jurors have heard how Louella suffered a 'bad trip', hitting herself, screaming like a 'wild animal' and even trying to eat brambles, on September 10, 2017, as Broughton recorded her on his phone.

One harrowing clip lasted some 50 minutes and had her screaming for her mum.

REFUSED TO GET HELP

He allegedly refused to get her medical help because he feared if police arrived it would activate a suspended sentence he was currently serving.

Experts think yoga teacher and dancer Louella was dead before midnight.

Her body was finally found by security staff at the Lulworth Castle site an hour into her 25th birthday on September 11, 2017.

The trial has heard evidence from Louella’s parents who made a desperate dash to try and save her.

Mr Michie told jurors: “What I didn't realise was how in the six hours he was with her he had not taken her to get help, and how he had seen the very, very distressed state she was in and how I believe he has even filmed her after she died.

"I think Louella loved Ceon, but I'm not sure he loved her. I don't know how you can say you love someone who you left to die in front of you.”

Broughton denies manslaughter and supplying the class A drug to Louella.

The trial continues.









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