Toxic Slimming Pills That Killed Student Were ‘not Meant To Be Swallowed’, Accused Tells Court

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A MAN accused of killing a student by selling her toxic slimming pills told a court yesterday the ­capsules were not meant to be swallowed.

Bulimic Eloise Aimee Parry, 21, died after ­taking eight pills containing the poisonous fat-burning chemical dinitrophenol (DNP).

Central News Eloise Aimee Parry, 21, died after ­taking eight pills containing the poisonous fat-burning chemical dinitrophenol

Bernard Rebelo, 31, admitted selling her DNP but said a warning on his website and packaging indicated it was not for human consumption.

He said: “It has numerous uses like pesticides, fertiliser and paint dye.

“Nowhere was it indicated it was a weight loss pill or a diet pill.”

He said he started selling steroids online in 2012 and later switched to DNP because “steroids are a class three item but it wasn’t illegal to sell DNP”.




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