Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd’s guilt revealed in crocodile tears and shrug after Tinder date boat crashed

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That’s the moment speedboat killer Jack Shepherd exposed his guilt for killing his Tinder date with crocodile tears and a shrug.

Charlotte Brown, 24, was thrown from her boat when it capsized on the icy Thames in December 2015.

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Jack Shepherd can be seen faking tears during his interview with the policeCredit: Quest red
Charlotte Brown, 24, died when the speedboat crashed into the Thames and threw her into the water

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Charlotte Brown, 24, died when the speedboat crashed into the Thames and threw her into the water

Shepherd had been drinking heavily before the tragedy, while Charlotte, an English Literature graduate, barely touched a drop on their first date.

Poignant footage showed him hurtling down the Thames in his faulty speedboat moments before he struck a log and toppled over.

Charlotte, who died shortly after hitting the river by submersion in cold water, could be heard shouting: “Oh my God, you’re going so fast”.

Shepherd was questioned by police immediately after the tragedy before cowardly fleeing the UK for Georgia.

The documentary Faking It has now revealed the telltale signs Shepherd showed that revealed his guilt as Charlotte’s killer.

The cheeky designer can be seen grabbing a handkerchief while sobbing while telling the cops what happened.

But body language expert Dr Cliff Lansley says he’s shedding nothing more than crocodile tears in an attempt to fool police.

He tells the show: “We see a tissue in his hand, and we also hear a series of dry sniffles, but the tissue is never used; his dry sniffles never turn into anything other than dry sniffles.

“When people feel real sadness, we often see the eyebrows rise in the middle and the mouth go down, and we can hear the breaking of the voice. We don’t hear any of that, and we don’t see any of the signs on the face.

“Three or four dry sniffles in about ten seconds and almost forcing the voice to sound sad, but there’s no indication he’s feeling sad here. He’s probably faking it.”

The faulty boat that crashed on the Thames

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The faulty boat that crashed into the Thames

On the night of Charlotte’s death, he tried to impress her with a late night trip to Parliament after a boozy dinner at the Shard.

He even admitted to the cops that none of them wore life jackets, and he didn’t ask Charlotte if she could swim.

As the interview continues, Shepherd repeatedly tries to pretend that his memory is “fuzzy” due to heavy drinking.

Shepherd said: “I drank a bottle of wine, then I drank, then I ate, then another bottle of wine and I went and got a cab. To be honest with you, I am rather uncertain about leaving the restaurant.

“My memory is pretty blurry the whole evening really, because we drank a lot.”

But Dr Lansley explains how Shepherd’s body language betrays his lies.

The killer betrays himself by shrugging his shoulders, experts say

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The killer betrays himself by shrugging his shoulders, experts sayCredit: red quest

He says, “When he makes this affirmation, we see both shoulders move up about half a centimeter and this contraction is what we call a gestural slippage or a gestural flight.

“It’s a double-sided shrug that, in all its measure, means, ‘I have no faith in what I’m just saying.’ So my memory was blurry, but the shoulders say “no it wasn’t”.

Surprisingly, Shepherd fled the UK before he could be brought to justice in person and spent ten months on the run.

It was while he was hiding in Georgia that the chilling truth behind Casanova champagne began to emerge.

Police discovered Shepherd had bought the boat from Gumtree to ‘shoot’ and took ten other women for walks before the fatal accident.

Forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes says, “My overall impression of Jack Shepherd is that he is a self-centered, immature little boy.

“I can’t understand the arrogance, the lack of consideration he has shown for Charlotte’s family.”

Shepherd smiled as he surrendered to Georgian authorities

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Shepherd smiled as he surrendered to Georgian authorities

Shepherd was sentenced to six years in prison in 2018 after being convicted of manslaughter in his absence.

He eventually surrendered to local authorities in Georgia and even attempted to proclaim his innocence in front of television cameras.

Smiling as he surrendered, he insisted it was a “tragic accident”.

CIO Christopher Davis tells the documentary, “He came out and wanted to portray himself as a victim in the whole storyline.”

Shepherd can be seen in the interview saying he hoped “justice will be done” and says he wants everyone “to move on with their lives”.

But linguistics expert Dawn Archer discovers the moment when Shepherd appears to be trying to blame Charlotte for the accident.

She said, “He does lay the blame on her.

“Does it really matter whether Charlotte is driving or not, given that it was her boat, that it hadn’t been properly maintained, that she didn’t have a life jacket which maybe meant that” she lived ? “

Shepherd finally appeared at the Old Bailey in April 2019 after being extradited to the UK and began his six-year sentence.

He was also sentenced to an additional four years in prison after attacking a bartender with a bottle of vodka in 2018.

But last year, he had lost nearly three months of his original six-year sentence for manslaughter by gross negligence.

  • CREDIT: The all-new Faking It series airs at 10 p.m. Saturdays on Quest Red, or stream now on discovery +
Charlotte was on a first date with Shepherd when tragedy struck

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Charlotte was on a first date with Shepherd when tragedy struckCredit: Facebook / Charli Brown
She was removed from the river but died of a cold water immersion

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She was removed from the river but died of a cold water immersionCredit: Facebook / Charli Brown
Charlotte was unresponsive when she was pulled out of the water

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Charlotte was unresponsive when she was pulled out of the waterCredit: Facebook / Charli Brown
Shepherd was convicted in his absence of gross negligence manslaughter

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Shepherd was convicted in his absence of gross negligence manslaughterCredit: Central News
Fugitive speedboat date killer Jack Shepherd convicted of Charlotte Brown manslaughter speaks to press after surrendering to police in Georgia


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