Bernard Rebelo Bio, Bernard Rebelo Wiki
Bernard Rebelo is from Gosport, Hampshire, was found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter by an Old Bailey jury.
Bernard Rebelo was an online dealer who sold deadly diet pills to a bulimic student has been convicted of manslaughter for the second time after an appeal.
A jury deliberated for a day to find Rebelo guilty for a second time after the Court of Appeal last year ordered a retrial at the Old Bailey.
Bernard Rebelo Age
He is 32 years old.
Online Steroid Dealer Bernard Rebelo
Jurors heard Rebelo bought the powder for the capsules from a factory in China.
The 32-year-old was remanded in custody to be sentenced by Mrs. Justice Whipple on Tuesday.
During his retrial, the court heard how the substance Ms. Parry consumed was often advertised as a slimming product, but the known side effects included multiple organ failure, coma, and cardiac arrest.
Rebelo, who ran his business from a flat in Harrow, west London, had sold DNP on two websites, which have since been taken down.
The prosecution said he sold the drug knowing of its dangers.
Bernard Rebelo Victim Eloise Parry
Ms. Parry, a Wrexham Glyndwr University student, had been diagnosed with bulimia and became “psychologically addicted” to the chemical after she started taking it in February 2015, jurors heard.
Ms. Parry had died in April 2015 after taking eight pills containing the poisonous Dinitrophenol (DNP), described online as ‘the devil’s cut agent’.
Ms. Parry was admitted to Wrexham hospital in March 2015 after collapsing, and later sent a text to a friend saying she felt “stupid”.
She said: “I knew I could not control my eating disorder well enough to take them safely, I knew it.
“It’s not going to matter how skinny I am if I’m dead.”
Three days later, she messaged: “I don’t want to die, I never meant to hurt myself, I just felt so desperate.”
Bernard Rebelo Trial
He was jailed for seven years after being found guilty at Inner London Crown Court in June 2018 but the conviction was overturned by the Court of Appeal, and judges ruled he would face a retrial.
The defendant was accused of buying the powder from a chemical factory in China and selling it on as tablets to people around the world, including Ms. Parry.
The court had heard how the yellow powder Ms. Parry consumed was often advertised as a slimming product, but the known side effects included multiple organ failure, coma, and cardiac arrest.
Quick Facts You Need to Know
- Bernard Rebelo, 32, was initially jailed in 2018 for seven years for manslaughter
- He sold illegal Dinitrophenol pills to bulimic Eloise Parry who overdosed on them
- The poisonous substance was used as a base for munitions products in WWI