Thames speedboat killer Jack Shepherd's lawyer tells GMB 'he doesn't think he's guilty' and 'couldn't save' his tragic date
Shepherd's Georgian lawyer Mariam Kublashvili instead insisted the 31-year-old could not have saved Charlotte Brown when she was thrown from his boat into the Thames.
The web designer was on a first date with the 24-year-old when Charlotte was killed in 2015, fleeing the country before his Old Bailey trial.
He was sentenced to six years for Charlotte's manslaughter in his absence, spending ten months on the run before finally turning himself into authorities in Georgia last month.
Today, lawyer Ms Kublashvili told Good Morning Britain defended her client for his decision to fight his extradition back to the UK to serve his sentence.
She said: "Jack doesn't consider himself guilty the direct cost of Charlotte's death. He could not save her."
And she insisted that Jack would "of course" come back but it would be discussed first.
The Georgian lawyer, who starred in a foreign version of Strictly Come Dancing, said: "He has well-founded fears that in British prison, he will face violence and dancer.
"There is a really problem for him there is several threats made against his family, against his lawyers, against me in the days before."
GMB hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid were quick to quiz the lawyer over why she did not respect the UK's law and judgment.
But instead, Ms Kublashvili described the fateful night when Charlotte died as a "terrible accident", adding: "It was not Jack's fault."
Charlotte, from Clacton, Essex, died on December 8, 2015, after the speedboat she was on crashed on the River Thames.
Jack doesn't consider himself guilty the direct cost of Charlotte's death
It was said to have been a champagne-fuelled first date with Shepherd, who managed to get to safety when the boat crashed.
Charlotte was pulled from the water unconscious and unresponsive after being thrown from the boat.
Shepherd’s UK case sparked outrage when The Sun revealed he won taxpayer-funded legal aid to appeal his conviction while on the run.
On January 23 he turned himself in to the Georgian authorities, but still retained his innocence.
He claims Brown was driving at the time the speedboat crashed.
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