A rapper today had his conviction overturned for the manslaughter of his girlfriend who died after taking a hallucinogenic drug at Bestival.
Louella Fletcher-Michie the girlfriend of Ceon Broughton’s died three years ago after taking -CP during the music festival at Lulworth Castle in Dorset.
Miss Fletcher-Michie was found dead in the woods at the edge of the festival site and is the daughter of Holby City and Coronation Street actor John Michie.
Following a trial at Winchester, Broughton, 31, of Enfield, North London, was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence and handed an eight-and-a-half-year sentence in March 2019.
But Broughton challenged his manslaughter conviction and his jail term at a Court of Appeal hearing in June, and three judges announced their decision to overturn it today.
At the appeal hearing, Broughton’s barrister Stephen Kamlish QC argued the conviction was unsafe because prosecutors had ‘failed to prove’ that Miss Fletcher-Michie would have survived had she received treatment by a certain point.
Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett, Mr Justice Sweeney and Mr Justice Murray gave their ruling this morning.
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