After a Tinder date died in a Thames crash, a speedboat killer has been on the run for months.

For years, the case of the so-called "Speedboat Killer" and his desperate run from the law has captivated the nation.

Jack Shepherd, 32, of Exeter, Devon, was discovered in Georgia in 2019 - nearly four years after he was involved in a dramatic Tinder date gone wrong story.

In December 2015, he took Charlotte Brown, 24, for a ride on the River Thames in a speedboat after the two had eaten at The Shard.

That night, however, took a terrible turn when the boat, which was later discovered to be defective, collided with a submerged tree and threw them both into the freezing water just moments after he handed her the controls.

Shepherd was rescued from the water, but his date, Ms Brown, was discovered unconscious and unresponsive, and she died shortly after.

Shortly after, the former software developer attempted to flee the events of that night as well as the British legal system.

He started a new life in Tbilisi, Georgia's capital and a city at the crossroads of Europe and Asia that was once an important Soviet outpost.

And for a while, it appeared that his Eurasian ruse had worked.

He met TV presenter Maiko Tchanturidze while pretending to jog in a city park, and the two began a 19-month romance.

She spent four months with the killer before he finally revealed his dark secret.

In July 2018, he was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence in his absence back at home.

But he only revealed his past as the cops closed in on him at the start of 2019, prompting him to turn himself in. Speaking to the media after his extradition from Georgia back to the UK, she said she still wanted to marry Shepherd, despite the fact that he was technically still a married man himself, and promised to "wait" for him.

However, the MailOnline discovered that she had an active Tinder profile in January 2020, with her profile stating that she was "looking for love," implying that she lost patience near the beginning of his six-year sentence.

Shepherd now "misses" the country where he nearly succeeded at reinventing himself, according to a new documentary airing tonight (13 December) and tomorrow on ITV2.

"He wrote me a letter through the documentary filmmaking studio," his lawyer Mariam Kublashvili says in an interview with the producers.

He asked if I wanted to be a part of a documentary about him that they were making.

"He said Georgia misses us all, the country, its mountains, and delicious food, which is understandable given that Georgia has always been kinder to him than the United Kingdom."

Shepherd was also sentenced to four years in prison in 2019 after striking David Beech with a vodka bottle when he was asked to leave The White Hart Hotel in Newton Abbot, Devon, in March 2018.

After winning at the appeals court, his sentence was reduced by three months.

Judges decided that his 78 days in custody while awaiting extradition to the United Kingdom from Georgia should be counted as time served.

This week on ITV2 and ITV Hub, 'The Speedboat Killer: The Killing of Charlotte Brown' airs at 9pm on Monday and Tuesday.

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