Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd plans wedding from jail despite still being married as his Georgian lover, 25, says: ‘I’ll wait for him’
- Shepherd met Maiko Tchanturidze while he was on the run in Georgia
- The fugitive was evading justice over the death of Charlotte Brown, 24
- He was convicted in absence and handed himself in, and is now serving six years
- Maiko says she is waiting to be with Shepherd, a married father of one
Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd is planning a wedding from his jail cell despite still being married.
The former fugitive was locked up over the death of Charlotte Brown, 24, after she was thrown from his speedboat in the River Thames during a date.
He then went on the run and spent 10 months with Georgia where he met Maiko Tchanturidze.
Maiko, 25, said she was wooed by Shepherd after meeting in a park and she lived with him for four months in Tbilisi before he revealed his killer past.
Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd is planning a wedding from his jail cell to his Georgian lover Maiko Tchanturidze (pictured together) despite still being married
The freelance web designer was then convicted in absence and handed himself into authorities and duly extradited.
Shepherd is still married to the partner he wed two months after Charlotte’s death with whom he has a son.
But Maiko says that will not stop him from marrying her and she plans to wait for him to serve his sentence so they can be together.
She told the Sunday Mirror: ‘I am going to wait for him. I just hope he will be released as soon as possible.
Maiko, 25, said she was wooed by Shepherd after meeting in a park and she lived with him for four months in Tbilisi before he revealed his killer past
‘We have spoken about marriage and having children. We will see what the future will bring for us.
‘Most likely we will move to Georgia after that. We have plans of a decent future together.’
Shepherd will need a divorce first and it had previously been claimed that he and Maiko were just friends.
She is still living in Tbilisi but hopes to join him when he is freed on licence.
Photographs of the loved-up couple show them loving life in Georgia, despite Shepherd causing devastation to Charlotte’s family.
The killer has been moved from HMP Belmarsh where he was reportedly threatened by lags and is now in his own cell in an undisclosed jail.
Maiko said the pair keep in touch via letters and write almost every day, and her jailbird lover also attends art classes and paints the view from the prison.
Jack Shepherd (left), 31, was jailed over the death of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown (right)
Maiko said the pair keep in touch via letters and write almost every day
They met in a park in Tbilisi where Maiko would walk her dog and he was going by the name Jack Grant.
They had a whirlwind few months together but he became increasingly depressed before finally admitting his past in a video call two days before he surrendered to police.
Maiko said she found it traumatic to learn about what he had done but believes her lover is innocent and it was only a tragic accident.
She said: ‘Of course it is terrible that Charlotte died, but it was an accident.’
Jurors at Shepherd’s trial heard that he and Ms Brown, from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, who had met on the dating app Tinder, had been drinking champagne and went on a late-night jaunt in his boat past the Houses of Parliament.
Miss Brown was thrown from his boat when it capsized on the Thames during their first date
Shepherd handed the controls to Ms Brown just before it overturned, tipping both of them into the cold water, the court was told. He was plucked from the Thames alive, but Ms Brown was found unconscious and unresponsive.
He was jailed for a further four years at Exeter Crown Court earlier this month after he admitted wounding with intent in relation to a drink-fuelled attack on a barman.
The court heard he struck former soldier David Beech with a vodka bottle on March 16, 2018 after being asked to leave The White Hart Hotel in Newton Abbot, Devon.