Crypto trader Andre Rebelo’s mother, who was allegedly killed and cremated by her son, asked to be buried in a will
Madness develops in the case of a crypto trader accused of killing his own mother – as his glamorous influencer girlfriend faces raising her son alone
- Andre Zachary Rebelo is said to have killed his mother at her Perth home in 2020
- He was charged last month after investigations into alleged life insurance fraud
- Ms Rebelo’s will revealed her wish to be buried, but her body was cremated
- Rebelo was first tried five months after his mother’s death for six counts of fraud
- Cryptocurrency trader still faces five charges of forgery with intent to defraud
- His longtime partner influencer Gracie Piscopo said her focus is on her son
A mother allegedly murdered by her son, a cryptocurrency trader, had asked to be buried in her will – with her cremation potentially destroying crucial evidence.
Andre Zachary Rebelo, 26, remains behind bars after being charged in November with the murder of his mother Colleen Rebelo, 58, in May 2020 at her home in the affluent Perth suburb of Bicton.
Ms Rebelo’s death was not ruled suspicious as she showed no obvious signs of injury until an investigation was launched into her son’s alleged fraudulent dealings.
By then it was too late as her cremation may have destroyed vital evidence.
Court documents show that Rebelo is accused of falsifying medical records about his mother, including requests for information, a death certificate and her last will.
It has now been revealed that Ms Rebelo’s last will and testament required that “after my death I wish to be buried”, according to the Western Australian reports.
A mother allegedly murdered by her son, cryptocurrency trader Andre Rebelo (pictured with his partner Gracie), wanted to be buried according to her last will and testament – with her cremation potentially destroying crucial evidence
Colleen Rebelo, 58, was found dead in May 2020 at her home in Bicton, an affluent riverside suburb of Perth
Details on the falsification of the documents and the motive behind the falsification of the will are unclear. Police have claimed Ms Rebelo’s last will and testament were forged just days after her death.
Rebelo made his first appearance in Fremantle Magistrates Court five months after his mother’s death on six counts of fraud, accused of attempting to do so fraudulently obtained $500,000 between May 1 and August 25, 2020, according to court records.
The figure is believed to relate to an alleged life insurance fraud charge, with those charges later being dropped in September.
Rebelo has pleaded not guilty to five counts of fraudulently forging a document and is scheduled to stand trial in the WA District Court in December next year.
He is accused of signing medical information documents on three separate days in July and of forging a record “namely an automated voice message pretending to be a person named ‘Noreena Sadou’.
Police have claimed Rebelo signed an “inquiry report into the death” dated July 29, 2020 and signed the name of WA Coroner Michael Jenkin.
Rebelo remains in custody on the murder charge and is due to stand trial in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on December 21.
Police alleged that Andre Rebelo fraudulently attempted to obtain $500,000 in October 2020 between May 1 and August 25 of that year. The charges were dropped in September
Gracie Piscopo (left, son Romeo in her arms) admitted she struggled to get over the shock when her lover Andre Rebelo (right) was accused of his mother’s murder
His longtime partner, Instagram influencer Gracie Piscopo, broke her silence earlier this month to express her complete shock at the allegations, telling her million followers that her only focus now is on their three-year-old son Romeo.
“I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding of my absence,” Ms. Piscopo wrote.
“For the past two weeks I have been in a complete state of shock and utter disbelief and I am deeply saddened by the allegations.
“I am grateful to everyone who has reached out and sent love and support. This has been an extremely difficult time and my focus right now is on my son’s well-being.
“Thank you to everyone who also understands and respects my privacy. Romeo and I will get through this.’
Ms Piscopo told The West: “My focus right now is on my son”.
Rebelo’s partner Gracie Piscopo (pictured) says her only focus now is on her young son
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11548595/Mother-crypto-trader-Andre-Rebelo-allegedly-killed-son-cremated-asked-buried-will.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Crypto trader Andre Rebelo’s mother, who was allegedly killed and cremated by her son, asked to be buried in a will