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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47886447

Personally I'm with Darwin on this one. Boy and girl get drunk together. Boy has boat, they go out in boat, girl has a go at the wheel and for some reason that may or not have been the girl's fault the boat overturns and they end up in the water. Girl drowns and boy survives. Headline (and jury verdict) 'Boy kills girl.".  Additional evidence seems to be that he left her to drown. Further evidence appears to be that once both parties were in the water he did not exactly 'choose not to rescue her' - he had no particular skill to call on that might have enabled him to rescue her.
Why don’t they just charge the booze/drug makers/distributors with murder?
(Apr 11, 2019 01:55 AM)confused2 Wrote: [ -> ]https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47886447

Quote:"I ran for fear. It wasn't premeditated, it was just a case of being driven by an animalistic fear and jumping on a plane with not much of a plan."

IOW, this speedboater also happened to be a speed bolter.

There was once another Jack Shepherd who escaped temporarily from a much, much smaller island...

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Moral seems to be - Never get in a boat/plane/anything with anyone called Jack Shepherd.