Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd could be sent back to Britain within two weeks to serve his six-year prison sentence. The web designer, 31, is set to a
Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd could be sent back to Britain within two weeks to serve his six-year prison sentence.
The web designer, 31, is set to appear at a court in the Georgian capital Tbilisi by Friday for a hearing at which prosecutors will demand his extradition.
The father-of-one has previously blocked attempts for a swift extradition, saying he would be tortured in prison if sent back.
Shepherd was convicted at the Old Bailey in his absence of the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown, 24, on a boozy date on the Thames in his speedboat in 2015.
Jack Shepherd, 31, could be sent back to Britain within two weeks to serve his six-year prison sentence
Friends of Shepherd told the Mirror that he had come to terms with being sent back to the UK, having previously said he was determined to stay in Georgia and become a citizen there.
A source told the paper: ‘Jack feels that as long as he gets assurances he needs over his safety, it’s now time to come back home.
‘He knows at the moment he’s just delaying the inevitable – and lengthening his sentence by staying.’
Shepherd fled to Georgia a year ago and was sentenced in his absence.
Just two months after the Miss Brown’s death he began dating a Georgian woman and reportedly spent ten months living and working as a web designer in the country.
Following a Daily Mail campaign, he handed himself in to the Tbilisi authorities in January.
The Crown Prosecution Service in the UK may charge him with absconding and for glassing a barman days before he fled.
Shepherd has continued to shamelessly blame Miss Brown for the accident.
Her mother Roz Wickens, 53, has urged him to ‘stop lying’ and ‘tell the truth about what happened’.
Shepherd has claimed that Miss Brown was driving the speedboat when it flipped on the Thames in December 2015 following a date.
He fled the UK before a jury found him guilty in July last year of causing her death. He was sentenced to six years in prison in Britain.
He was condemned when he claimed legal aid to appeal his conviction while still a fugitive.
Shepherd was convicted of killing Charlotte Brown, 24, in 2015 while on a date on the Thames
He fled last March after his wife threw him out of the family home when she discovered he was on the tragic date with Miss Brown.
In the months before her death, Shepherd had entertained up to ten other women on the ageing and badly-maintained speedboat.
Georgian law states that extradition is granted over convicted individuals if they have been sentenced to at least four months’ imprisonment.