Andre Zachary Rebelo: Cops speak after 26-year-old charged over 2020 death of mum in Bicton

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WA detectives have spoken for the first time after a crypto dealer, who has a child with social media influencer Gracie Piscopo, was charged with the murder of his mother in Perth more than two years ago.

Andre Zachary Rebelo, 26, was charged with the murder of Colleen Rebelo after police were called to his home on Preston Point Rd in Bicton just after 2.30pm on May 25, 2020.

Mr Rebelo, from North Coogee, was arrested on Tuesday and then faced Fremantle Magistrates Court later that day.

He was remanded in custody to face Stirling Gardens Magistrates’ Court on December 21.

Mr Rebelo shares a young son with Ms Piscopo, a model with over a million Instagram followers and 32 million views on his YouTube channel.

Detective Sergeant Clinton Bragg did not confirm the cause of Ms Rebelo’s death when questioned by reporters on Wednesday, but said the charges against her son marked the end of a “two-year investigation “.

“The investigation was a complex investigation,” he said.

“It’s taken two years to get to this point and this is just one example of how we won’t stop until we do a thorough investigation to bring these things to fruition.

“I want to commend the team of investigators who were diligent and unstoppable in their efforts to bring this investigation to where we are today.”

Andre Zachary Rebelo, who has a child with social media star Gracie Piscopo, has been charged with the murder of his mother more than two years after she was found dead at a Bicton home.
Camera iconAndre Zachary Rebelo, who has a child with social media star Gracie Piscopo, has been charged with the murder of his mother more than two years after she was found dead at a Bicton home. Credit: Gracie Piscopo/Facebook

Asked who reported Ms Rebelo’s death, he said it was ‘reported by a family member, but I won’t go into details’.

There are reports that Mr. Rebelo was the one who made the triple zero call.

Court documents show Mr. Rebelo was also charged with five counts of falsifying a document with intent to defraud.

He has pleaded not guilty to those charges and is due to stand trial in WA District Court in December next year.

The detective declined to go into “details” of these charges.

“There were a lot of opportunities for investigations, there were dishonesty investigations, but that’s all I’ll go for,” he said.

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