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Charlotte Brown: Man guilty of first date speedboat death

Charlotte Brown: Man guilty of first date speedboat death

Charlotte Brown died in December 2015 when Jack Shepherd took her on a date on his speedboat
A man has been found guilty of killing a woman in a speedboat crash on the River Thames during their first date.Charlotte Brown, 24, and Jack Shepherd, 30, were thrown overboard from the boat, which had a series of defects, in December 2015.Shepherd, who absent during his Old Bailey trial, was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence.The jury heard Shepherd, who is on the run after skipping bail, bought the boat "to pull women".
The boat was taken to the Old Bailey car park to be inspected by jurors during the trial
Shepherd, who met Ms Brown on dating website OkCupid, tried to impress her with a boat trip past the Houses of Parliament after a meal at The Shard, the court heard.
But their champagne-fuelled first date ended in tragedy when his boat capsized and she was thrown into the river near Wandsworth bridge.
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