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Death threats made against speedboat killer’s lawyer ‘completely unacceptable’ | UK News



The justice secretary has said he is “very concerned” about death threats made against the speedboat killer Jack Shepherd’s lawyer.

David Guake tweeted: “Very concerned about death threats made against Jack Shepherd’s lawyer. Such behaviour is completely unacceptable.”

Tariel Kakabadze is representing Shepherd, 31, who surrendered at a police station in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on Wednesday, six months after he was convicted of killing Charlotte Brown, 24, during a speedboat ride on the River Thames on their first date.

Ms Brown died after the speedboat overturned during the night out in December 2015 – and Shepherd was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence and sentenced to six years in prison in his absence.

His disappearance ahead of his trial sparked an international manhunt and Ms Brown’s family had warned at the time that “justice is coming”.

The lawyer for convicted killer Jack Shepherd has told Sky News that her client may resist extradition to the UK to face justice.

Shepherd lawyer: ‘He may resist extradition’

The Crown Prosecution Service is working on a request to have him extradited to Britain to face justice over Ms Brown’s death.

The CPS said prosecutors were “consulting with the authorities in Georgia to progress our extradition request”.

Ms Kakabadze, Shepherd’s lawyer in Georgia, said he may still fight his extradition to the UK, where his legal team has been granted leave to appeal his conviction.

He added that Shepherd can be detained for up to nine months before extradition under Georgian law.

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