Court in Georgia rules to extradite fugitive Brit

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A court in Georgia has ruled to extradite a fugitive British man wanted for manslaughter in the case of a woman who was killed during a London date on a speedboat.

The court in the capital Tbilisi in the former Soviet republic of Georgia ruled on Tuesday to extradite Jack Shepherd, who was tried in absence and sentenced last year to a six-year prison term.

Shepherd jumped bail before his trial, where he was found guilty of killing Charlotte Brown when his speedboat crashed on the River Thames in London in 2015.

The web designer showed up at a police station in Tbilisi, Georgia, in January and turned himself in.

The victim’s family and politicians including Prime Minister Theresa May had called on Shepherd to hand himself in.

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