Speedboat killer moved to ‘monster mansion’ prison with Ian Huntley and Levi Bellfield


Jack Shepherd, nicknamed the “speedboat killer”, has been transferred to HMP Frankland where he will serve alongside some of the UK’s most notorious criminals.

Durham Prison, nicknamed the “monster mansion”, houses the most dangerous prisoners in the United Kingdom, including terrorists, murderers and rapists.

The facility near Brasside, which was built in the 1980s, holds male prisoners over the age of 21 who are considered high risk and sentenced to four years to life.

The former Shepherd web designer will now see the rest of his sentence here alongside evil criminals like Soham murderer Ian Huntley, serial killer Levi Bellfield and Sarah Everard killer, ex-cop Wayne Couzens.

In 2019, the 33-year-old was sentenced to a six-year sentence for grossly negligent manslaughter following the death of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown, who died in 2015.

Charlotte Brown, 24, from Essex, died in a speedboat crash in December 2015

As well as a separate four-year stint for attacking a bartender.

A source told Mirror Online that Shepherd kept his dead at Co Durham Prison.

They said: “He spends his days writing to friends and family and getting along with the other inmates.

“Prison was a lesson in humility for him.”

Charlotte drowned after being thrown from the faulty speedboat
Shepherd fled to Georgia, abandoning his speedboat

Shepherd had met Charlotte through the OkCupid dating site. The couple had gone to dinner at The Shard in London before he offered her a ride on his faulty speedboat.

Charlotte, from Essex, drowned after being thrown from the boat, hitting a log.

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.

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He hopes they will be reunited there when he becomes eligible for release in two years.

The source said: “Maïko and Georgia are still very much missed by Jack.

“He thinks it will probably be a more welcoming home for him than Britain.”


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