Rapper Who Filmed Actor’s Dying Daughter Found Guilty of Manslaughter

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
March 1, 2019UKshare
Rapper Who Filmed Actor’s Dying Daughter Found Guilty of Manslaughter
Ceon Broughton leaves Winchester Crown Court, Winchester, England, Feb. 27, 2019. (Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)

A rapper has been sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison for manslaughter, over the death of Louella Fletcher-Michie, daughter of British actor John Michie.

Ceon “RPG” Broughton, 30, was found guilty of “supplying the class A drug” and filming her as she died, according to new reports.

Fletcher-Michie was found dead in a wooded area near the festival, less than a mile away from the festival’s hospital tent. She died an hour before her 25th birthday, reported Sky News.

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Ceon Broughton, 30, who was dating Fletcher-Michie at the time, “bumped up” her dose of 2-CP, a hallucinogenic drug, while they were at the Bestival Festival in September, 2017, reported Sky News.

In footage played to the court, Fletcher-Michie could be seen repeatedly shouting at Broughton to call her mother, but instead of helping her, he calls her a “drama queen,” reported the BBC. The jury was told the two liked to film each other as they took drugs.

“All he needed to do was walk a few hundred meters to the on-site hospital and medical staff, and call for emergency help or dial 999 on his mobile,” Senior Investigating officer Neil Devoto, of Dorset Police, said of Broughton’s actions on the night of Fletcher-Michie’s death.

“Every single day I try to understand why Ceon didn’t help Louella,” Fletcher-Michie’s sister told the BBC, “the hours that passed with her getting progressively worse, even having spoken to him on the phone myself, and begging him to get her into a medical tent. Why didn’t he?”

On Thursday, Feb. 28, Broughton was found guilty of manslaughter and supplying a Class A drug by unanimous verdict.

In sentencing Broughton, Judge Justice Goose said, “I have come to the clear conclusion you were only concerned for yourself.”

According to the BBC, Jurors heard that Broughton failed to help his girlfriend because, just a month prior, he had been handed a 24-week prison sentence. He had already pleaded guilty to supplying 2-CP, a hallucinogenic drug, to Fletcher-Mitchie and her friend at Glastonbury Festival in 2017.

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“You had created an obviously dangerous situation, you were not concerned until it was too late,” the Judge continued. “Whilst you were doing little to help Louella you were sending messages to a friend asking him to say that Louella had obtained the drugs from an unknown person. You were more concerned to create a defense.”

Broughton’s defense lawyer read a statement in court, saying Broughton had said, “Sorry I didn’t do more to save Louella, sorry for the suffering I caused to everyone who loved Louella, I want to make things right.”

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Dovato described Fletcher-Michie’s death as “tragic and needless,” and said Broughton’s actions were “selfish and shameful.”

In victim impact statements, Fletcher-Michie’s father said, “I wake up every morning to face life starting again without Louella, our daughter, our sister, our friend, our family now broken.”

“And for what? It makes no sense,” he continued. “Our beautiful Louella should still be with us on any measure of humanity.”

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“Her life cruelly cut short. Our lives forever diminished. She was wise beyond her years and trusting, too trusting it seems,” he ended.

Her mother, Carol Fletcher, said, “On the outside we all look much the same as we did before, but inside our hearts and souls have been ripped out, trampled on and stuffed back in.”

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