Category: News & Views
Created: Thursday, 13 September 2012 14:33
Written by Charles Doane
HERE'S ANOTHER STORY for the Creepy Cruiser Killers file. Or not. Did Stefan Pokorny (see photo up top), an Austrian dive instructor who was crewing aboard Finnegan, a 40-foot yacht belonging to Sean Terry, somehow kill Terry this past June somewhere between Chagos and the Seychelles? Or did Terry throw himself overboard in "a fit of anger," as Pokorny claims, on June 22 during a spate of bad weather? Though Pokorny has been detained by authorities in the Seychelles since arriving there--alone--on Terry's boat on June 25, he was finally released last week, as local courts found they had no jurisdiction in the matter.
What they also had, of course, is almost no evidence. It is the classic Perfect Murder scenario: two people leave one place outbound on a long ocean passage, and only one arrives at the next landfall. If the survivor says the missing one fell overboard en route, how the hell do you prove otherwise???
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