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BREAKING: Boyfriend of John Michie’s daughter Louella found guilty of her manslaughter

Ceon Broughton failed to get adequate help in time to save her

The boyfriend of Louella Fletcher-Michie, daughter of Holby City star John Michie, has been found guilty of her manslaughter by gross negligence.

Ceon Broughton failed to get adequate help when Louella took an overdose of illegal party drug 2C-P at Bestival in 2017.

Broughton had given Louella a “bumped up” hit of the Class A drug, and then reportedly laughed and mocked her as she “screamed like a wild animal” and clawed at herself before her death.

Louella Michie Ceon broughton Credit; Instagram/Lucian Michie
Broughton let Louella down (Credit: Instagram/Lucian Michie)

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He then abandoned her in secluded woods after filming her dying moments on his phone.

The court had heard Broughton was concerned he would get into trouble with police if he called for help as he already had a suspended prison sentence.

A medical expert had previously revealed Louella had a 90 per cent change of survival had she got the help she needed early enough.

As the verdict was read out in Winchester Crown Court John and his wife Carol were in the gallery.

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John and wife Carol were in court for the verdict (Credit: SplashNews.com)

The jury took just nine hours to return a verdict and the conviction was a unanimous decision. He was also found guilty of supplying a Class A drug.

When the verdict was read out, Broughton called to his barrister to “Text my mum”.

He remains in custody and will be sentenced on Friday.

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John and yoga instructor Louella were very close (Credit: ITV)

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Louella was just one hour shy of her 25th birthday when she died in September 2017.

Her parents had raced to Dorset from their London home after hearing Louella screaming in the background during a call with Broughton.

Her older brother Sam then sent Broughton a message telling him to get Louella to the medical tent.

Broughton’s defence claimed he had acted as he did because he thought Louella was just “having a bad trip” and didn’t realise she was dying.

Prosecutor William Mousley QC said Louella’s “attraction to Ceon Broughton turned out to be a fatal attraction.”

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