Exeter speedboat killer Jack Shepherd, who recently featured in an ITV drama about the death of a 24-year-old woman he had just met on a dating site, has been moved to a notorious prison nicknamed “monster mansion”.
The 33-year-old is currently serving a six-year sentence for causing the gross negligence manslaughter of Charlotte Brown in December 2015, and a separate four-year sentence for attacking a bartender.
He is now being held at HMP Frankland Class A prison in County Durham alongside evil criminals such as Soham murderer Ian Huntley, serial killer Levi Bellfield and killer of Sarah Everard, former police officer Wayne Couzens.
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Shepherd met Charlotte through dating site OkCupid and dined at The Shard in London on a first date before offering her a ride on his faulty speedboat.
Charlotte, from Clacton, Essex, drowned after being thrown from the boat when it hit a tree trunk. Shepherd fled to Georgia and missed his trial but was extradited.
He had settled with former television journalist Maiko Chanturidze in the former Soviet republic. He hopes they will be reunited there when he becomes eligible for release in two years.
During his trial at the Old Bailey, it was heard that on the night Charlotte died they had been drinking and he handed over the controls to her moments before he rolled over.
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Shepherd was pulled alive from the water, but Mrs Brown was found unconscious and unresponsive, having drowned.
He was found guilty of manslaughter through gross negligence in his absence before eventually handing himself over to Georgian authorities to face justice.
Shepherd, from Exeter, is currently serving a sentence in County Durham.
A source told the Mirror: “He spends his days writing to friends and family and getting along with the other inmates.
“Prison was a humiliating experience for him.”
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The source added, “Jack still misses Maiko and Georgia very much.
“He thinks it’s probably going to be a more welcoming home for him than Britain.”
In July 2020, it was confirmed that Shepherd would spend 78 fewer days in jail after a ruling by an appeals judge.
Three judges ruled that the time he spent in custody awaiting extradition after he fled to Georgia should be counted as time served.
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