'Speedboat killer' victim's father gets emotional over 'justice' for her death
The father of 'speedboat killer' victim Charlotte Brown says he and his family feel 'overwhelming relief' as the hunt for justice for his daughter's death is coming to an end after three tumultuous years.
Jack Shepherd handed himself over to police in a TV interview in Georgia, months after absconding from his court trial over the death of Ms Brown.
Mr Brown told Good Morning Britain: "It's been a three-year rollercoaster... at last, we're getting closer to justice for my daughter.
"I think [Shepherd's] done the right thing and it's the only thing he could have done."
Fighting back tears, he added: "Charlotte was the most beautiful daughter."
Shepherd is expected to resist extradition from Georgia, after his lawyer said he doesn’t feel safe in the UK.
The 31-year-old had been on the run after he was sentenced to six years imprisonment for the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown by gross negligence, in his absence last summer.
Ms Brown, 24, was killed after the speedboat Shepherd had bought to "pull women" flipped into the icy waters of the River Thames during their first date in December 2015.
After handing himself to a police station in Georgia, the 31-year-old said: "I hope justice will be done - and my appeal will succeed and everyone can move forward with their lives."
Earlier this year Good Morning Britain spoke to Ms Brown's sister Vicky, after the fugitive used £100,000 in legal aid to fund his trial and appeal - all while on the run. Watch the full interview here.