Death Bestival drugs: boyfriend guilty of manslaughter


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Media LegendLouella Fletcher-Michie was filmed playing fairy lights in a tent at the festival

A man who drugged his girlfriend at a festival and filmed her while she died was found guilty of manslaughter.

Louella Fletcher-Michie, 24, was found dead in a forest near the Bestival site in Dorset in 2017.

Ceon Broughton did little to help his girlfriend – the daughter of Holby City actor John Michie – for six hours, as he feared breaking a suspended prison sentence.

He filmed Fletcher-Michie and branded her a "drama queen" while she was dying, Winchester Crown Court heard.

Broughton, 30, was also found guilty of supplying the Class 2CP drug, which Fletcher-Michie took.

Both verdicts were unanimous and he should be sentenced Friday morning.

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Louella Fletcher-Michie died after a "significant period of suffering," Winchester Crown Court heard

The trial heard the couple have entered the forest to take drugs on the eve of Fletcher-Michie's 25th birthday.

The jury was shown pictures of the couple at the festival before Fletcher-Michie got sick.

She was found dead by a security guard 400 meters from the festival hospital tent on September 11, 2017.

The court heard that the couple liked to shoot each other when they were taking drugs and the jurors were shown filming the day that Broughton could be seen playing with a fidget spinner.

Broughton filmed his girlfriend when she became "disturbed, agitated and seriously ill" and continued recording after her apparent death.

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Ceon Broughton to be sentenced on Friday


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