Ceon Broughton Convicted Of Killing Louella Fletcher-Michie At Bestival

He will be sentenced on Friday.

A man has been found guilty at Winchester Crown Court of the manslaughter of Louella Fletcher-Michie and supplying her with party drug 2-CP before her death at a music festival.

Fletcher-Michie, 24, took the substance at Bestival in Dorset on 10 September 2017, and died in woodland an hour before her 25th birthday as her frantic parents raced to help her.

Ceon Broughton, 29, of Enfield north London, did not give evidence at the trial where he denied the charges.

Louella Fletcher-Michie, died in woodland an hour before her 25th birthday in September last year
Louella Fletcher-Michie, died in woodland an hour before her 25th birthday in September last year
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He showed no emotion as the verdict was announced, then sat down with his hands held together in front of his face as the judge, Mr Justice Goose, said he intended to sentence him on Friday.

The judge said: “The defendant will remain in custody.”

Addressing the jury of five men and six women, he said: “Thank you for all the work you have put into this case. The next stage of the process is to go on to sentencing, that will be in the morning.”

Ceon Broughton
Ceon Broughton
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Broughton called out to his barrister and said: “Text my mum.”

Speaking outside Winchester Crown Court, the victim’s father Holby City actor John Michie said: “Regardless of the outcome of this harrowing trial, there were never going to be any winners.

“We began our life sentence on what would have been Louella’s 25th birthday. Ceon’s life sentence is knowing he didn’t help Louella to live.”