A young man has wept in a Melbourne court after pleading guilty to supplying GHB to a 13-year-old girl who died of an overdose after taking the drug.
Alesha Fernando became unresponsive and later died in hospital in June 2017 after taking the party drug, which had been supplied to her in a suburban apartment by Luke Delphin.
Delphin today pleaded guilty to supplying an illicit drug to a child, car theft and other charges in the County Court, which was filled with Alesha’s family members. Alesha had only met Delphin, 20, that night when he and a mate picked up the young girl and her 15-year-old friend in a stolen car.
They headed to Delphin’s Dandenong apartment where they smoked cannabis and ingested liquid GHB using a small plunger.
But Alesha, who Delphin believed was 17, had far more than anyone else