Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd's guilt exposed by 'crocodile tears' & 'shoulder shrug' after Tinder date boat smash

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd's guilt exposed by 'crocodile tears' & 'shoulder shrug' after Tinder date boat smash

THIS is the moment speedboat killer Jack Shepherd exposed his guilt at killing his Tinder date with crocodile tears and a shoulder shrug.

Charlotte Brown, 24, was thrown from his boat when it capsized on the freezing River Thames in December 2015.


Shepherd had been drinking heavily before the tragedy, while English literature graduate Charlotte barely touched a drop on their first date.

Harrowing footage showed him racing down the Thames in his faulty speedboat moments before it hit a log and flipped over.

Charlotte, who died shortly after hitting the river from cold water immersion, could be heard screaming: "Oh my God, you're going so fast".

Shepherd was interviewed by police immediately after the tragedy before he cowardly fled the UK for Georgia.

Documentary Faking It has now revealed the tell-tale signs Shepherd showed that gave away his guilt as Charlotte's killer.

The brazen designer can be seen grasping a tissue as he sobs while re-telling cops what happened.

But body language expert Dr Cliff Lansley says he is shedding nothing more than crocodile tears in a bid to dupe police.

He tells the show: "We see a tissue in his hand, and we also hear a series of dry sniffs, but the tissue is never used; his dry sniffs never develop into anything more than dry sniffs.

“When people feel genuine sadness, we often see the eyebrows rising in the middle and the mouth going down, and we can hear the breaking of the voice. We hear none of that, and we see none of the signs on the face.

“Three or four dry sniffs within about ten seconds and almost forcing the voice to sound sad, but there are no indicators that he is feeling sadness here. He is probably faking it.”

On the night Charlotte died, he tried to impress her with a late-night trip past the Houses of Parliament after a boozy dinner at the Shard.

He even admitted to cops that neither of them were wearing life jackets, and he didn't ask Charlotte if she could swim.

As the interview continues, Shepherd repeatedly tries claiming his memory is "hazy" due to heavy drinking.

Shepherd said: "I had a bottle of wine, then drank that, then had some food, then another bottle of wine and left and got a taxi back. To be honest with you, I'm quite hazy about leaving the restaurant.

"My memory's quite hazy about the whole evening really, because we drank very heavily."

But Dr Lansley explains how Shepherd's body language gives his lies away.

He says: "When he makes that claim, we see both shoulders moving up maybe half a centimetre and that twitch there is what we call a gestural slip or gestural leakage.

“That is a double-sided shoulder shrug which to full extent means, ‘I have no confidence in what I’m just saying.’ So, my memory was hazy, but the shoulders say ‘no, it wasn’t'.”

Shockingly, Shepherd fled the UK before he could face justice in person and spent ten months on the run.

It was while he was hiding in Georgia that the chilling truth behind the champagne Casanova began to emerge.

Police discovered Shepherd had bought the boat from Gumtree to "pull" and had taken ten other women for rides before the fatal crash.

Forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes says: "My overall impression of Jack Shepherd is that he is a self-centred, immature, little boy.

"I can’t understand the arrogance, the lack of consideration that he showed for Charlotte’s family.”

Shepherd was sentenced to six years in prison in 2018 after being convicted of manslaughter in his absence.

He eventually handed himself into local authorities in Georgia and even tried protesting his innocence in front of TV cameras.

Smirking as he surrendered, he insisted it was a "tragic accident".

DSI Christopher Davis tells the documentary: "He came out and wanted to portray himself as a victim in the whole scenario."

Shepherd can be seen in the interview saying he hoped "justice will be done" and claims he wants everyone to "move forward with their lives".

But linguistics expert Dawn Archer picks up on the moment Shepherd appears to try blaming Charlotte for the crash.

She says: "He is effectively portioning blame to her.

“Does it really matter whether Charlotte was driving or not, given it was his boat, it hadn’t been maintained properly, she didn’t have a life jacket that may have meant that she lived?”

Shepherd finally appeared at the Old Bailey in April 2019 after being extradited back to the UK and began his six-year sentence.

He was also handed a further four years in prison after he attacked a barman with a vodka bottle in 2018.

But last year, he had almost three months slashed from his original six year sentence for manslaughter by gross negligence.

  • CREDITThe brand-new series of Faking It airs at 10pm on Saturdays on Quest Red, or stream now on discovery+




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