A RAPPER has been jailed for eight and a half years for filming Holby City star’s daughter as she died from an overdose at Bestival.
Ceon Broughton, 30, gave six times the fatal dose of hallucinogenic 2-CP to girlfriend Louella Fletcher-Michie as they partied at the Dorset festival hours ahead of her 25th birthday.
Winchester Crown Court previously heard she was the first person in the world to die from taking the drug – a stimulant between ecstasy and LSD – when her body was found on September 11, 2017.
Sentencing this morning, the judge told the court room that Louella’s family “will never recover” telling Broughton: “You were more concerned with creating a defence. You were more in fear of being arrested.”
He added: “It was beyond obvious she was suffering and had a dangerously adverse reaction.
“What did you do?
“You didn’t go to the festival site while it was daylight. Nor did you do the obvious and pick her up and take her to help.
“The distance from the hospital site was only 30 metres.
“You were only concerned for yourself.”
The judge told Broughton “I accept you have some remorse” before telling guards “take him down”.
Holby City actor John Michie gave a heartbreaking testimony to the court, saying: “I wake up every morning to face life starting again without Louella, our daughter, our sister, our friend, our family now broken.
“It makes no sense, our beautiful Louella should still be with us on any measure of humanity.
“No more yoga with my daughter, no more running round the outside of the Arsenal stadium with my daughter, no more family fun with my daughter, her life cut cruelly short.”
Tensions boiled over at the trial, with Broughton exploding in rage after Louella’s sister Daisy added: “All we wanted from you was an apology.”
The court had previously been shown distressing footage of Louella in the last moments before her death, with the yoga and dance teacher becoming disturbed, agitated and seriously ill, groaning, scratching her flesh and attempting to eat thorns.
But instead of helping her, Broughton filmed her “bad trip” – just 430 yards from the festival’s on-site welfare tent.
It took the jury just nine hours to find Broughton guilty of manslaughter and three charges of supplying a Class A drug.