Speedboat ‘killer’ was still drunk when he was pulled out the water

central london

A web designer accused of killing his date when his speedboat capsized was unsteady on his feet, slurring his words and reeked of alcohol after lifeguards pulled him from the Thames, a court heard. Jack Shepherd, 30, allowed 23-year-old Charlotte Brown to take the wheel moments before the vessel hit a submerged tree trunk and flipped over shortly before midnight on 8 December 2015. The pair met for the first time earlier that evening, sharing two bottles of wine over…

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