24 Oct, 2019 @ 10:00
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Marbella-based ex-pole dancer accused of arranging her British millionaire husband’s death set to face family in court in UK – where she could inherit €1.5 million fortune

Ganna with husband Barry Pring on their wedding day
ACCUSED: Ziuzina will face court next month

A MARBELLA-based expat accused of arranging her British millionaire husband’s death is set to go to court.

Ganna Ziuzina, from Ukraine, will face accusations that she had businessman Barry Pring killed in a bid to inherit more than €1.5 million.

The ex-pole dancer, 28, will face the family of Pring in a civil case in the UK next month.

It comes after a 2017 inquest into Pring’s death, which saw him mowed down by a car in Kiev in 2008, accused Ziuzina of being involved.

The Olive Press tracked down Ziuzina, who now goes by Julianne Moore, to a lush villa in Marbella after she was dubbed the Black Widow in 2017 when a British coroner ruled Pring was ‘unlawfully killed.’

According to legal papers obtained by The Mirror, Pring’s mother Irene and brother Shaughan claim: “It is the contention that the deceased was wilfully and deliberately killed, and that [Ziuzina] was complicit in the killing of the deceased, and intended that outcome.

Ganna with husband Barry Pring on their wedding day

“[Ziuzina] caused his death to rid herself of him and for her own financial benefit when it was likely that the marriage would otherwise have soon come to an end.

“[Ziuzina] brought about the murder of the deceased with the assistance of a person or persons whose identity is presently unknown.”

The documents also accuse Ziuzina of marrying the Brit for his money.

She will inherit his fortune if the family lose the civil case, as he had no children and did not write a will.

Ziuzina strongly denies the claims against her, insisting in her own court papers that the family did not know the full extent of the couple’s relationship.

John McLinden QC, defending Ziuzina in a previous court appearance, said: “She wants me to say publicly that the family are completely wrong in their belief and sight has been lost that she too has been gravely affected by this tragedy.”

Ziuzina’s current boyfriend being quizzed by press outside their Marbella pad in 2017 ©theolivepress

John Cabot, her current solicitor, has said she will be defending herself by giving evidence in the upcoming civil case.

It comes after the High Court in the UK overruled the coroner’s original finding that Pring was unlawfully killed after Ziuzina took legal action.

An investigation in Ukraine at first ruled Pring’s death as a traffic offence, but later reclassified it as suspected murder.

It came after a key witness claimed the car hit Pring at high speed and with its lights off.

According to the Sun, Cops in the eastern European country are expected to change their verdict again, however, when a fresh inquest takes place next April in Bristol, where they are expected to say they no longer believe he was murdered.

It comes after the account of the key witness was perceived to not match up with other accounts.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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