Conviction and sentence secured following DNP re-trial

Richard Barraclough QC for the Crown secures the conviction of Bernard Rebelo. The Jury found the defendant guilty of gross negligence manslaughter in supplying DNP to a vulnerable young woman who died as a result of consuming it.

Eloise Parry, 21, from Shrewsbury, died in 2015 after taking eight dinitrophenol (DNP) capsules.

Bernard Rebelo, 32, was sentenced at the Old Bailey to seven years after being convicted of her gross negligence manslaughter.

He had previously been convicted of killing Miss Parry, but the Court of Appeal last year ordered a retrial.

Prosecutor Richard Barraclough QC had told the jury that online forums compared consuming the chemical to “Russian roulette”, adding: “If you take it, you might live, or you might die.

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