SPEEDBOAT killer Jack Shepherd has been granted leave to appeal his conviction — while still on the run.
Shepherd, 31, has been at large since skipping his manslaughter trial over the death of date Charlotte Brown, 24.
Jack Shepherd was convicted of manslaughter when his date died in a high-speed speedboat accident[/caption]
Charlotte Brown was encouraged by Jack Shepherd to take the wheel of his speedboat[/caption]
She died when his ageing boat flipped at high speed on the River Thames in London.
But incredibly, despite being a fugitive for six months, appeal court judges have ruled Shepherd DOES have a strong enough case to try to overturn his conviction.
Last night Charlotte’s dad Graham Brown, 55, blasted: “We thought this absurd appeal would be thrown out immediately.
Shepherd’s ageing speedboat docked beside the Thames[/caption]
“But apparently the judicial system thinks it’s fair someone on the run can launch an appeal.
“To do that, Shepherd must be in contact with his lawyers. It’s disgusting.” Mr Brown is due to meet Home Secretary Sajid Javid this month.
Shepherd, of Paddington, Central London, fled just before his trial.
Shepherd absconded after being convicted of manslaughter[/caption]
Charlotte, of Clacton, Essex, died soon after meeting web designer Shepherd in 2015. He was drinking before the crash.
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