Jail For Online Dealer Bernard Rebelo Who Sold Student Eloise Parry Toxic Slimming Pills

The 21-year-old died after taking eight tablets.
Eloise Parry died after taking toxic slimming pills
Eloise Parry died after taking toxic slimming pills
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An online steroid dealer who sold toxic slimming pills which killed a bulimic student has been jailed for seven years.

Eloise Parry, 21, from Shrewsbury, died in hospital on April 12 2015 after taking eight tablets containing poisonous Dinitrophenol (DNP).

Bernard Rebelo was sentenced at Inner London Crown Court on Friday.

The 31-year-old, from Gosport in Hampshire, was previously convicted of two counts of manslaughter and one of placing unsafe food on the market.

Parry’s mother Fiona Parry said her daughter had “many problems in life” but that there had been “positive signs that things were changing for the better”.

“I had hoped that somehow they would be sorted,” she said in a statement read to the court.

Fiona Parry outside Shropshire Coroners Court
Fiona Parry outside Shropshire Coroners Court
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She said her daughter had a number of plans for her future, including her degree, career and to travel the world.

“When Eloise died her life was undone and her possible future unravelled and in that moment the hope I had for her was also destroyed,” she added.

Judge Jeremy Donne described Parry as an “intelligent, articulate
young woman who struggled with her mental health”.

He said Rebelo had shown “no remorse at all” for causing her death.

“You are said to be a loving family man, devoted to your daughter – I hope you can reflect on what the death of Eloise has meant to her mother, sister and extended family,” he added.


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