Ganna Ziuzina a former stripper has quashed inquest ruling findings for husband Barry Pring
Barry Pring, 47, was killed in 2008 by a hit-and-run driver after celebrating his first wedding anniversary with internet bride Ganna Ziuzina, 29, in her native Ukraine.
The British coroner heard Ms Ziuzina led him to the edge of a dual carriageway after dinner to hail a taxi in Kiev before returning to collect an item of clothing.
Moments later Mr Pring was killed by a stolen lorry travelling at 80mph, with no headlights.
Barry Pring was killed in 2008 by a hit-and-run driver in Ukraine while out with wife Ganna Ziuzina
Ganna Ziuzina complained she was not given a chance to testify at the Exeter inquest in January
Ms Ziuzina flew to Britain and tried to move into his flat in London and claim his assets.
I understand this must be distressing news for you but I must take this course to ensure justice has been fairly administered
Coroner Dr Elizabeth Earland in letter
She later complained that she was not given a chance to testify at the Exeter inquest in January which ruled that Devonian Mr Pring had been unlawfully killed.
She has won a rare legal bid to quash its verdict, which said she was implicated in Mr Pring’s death, described by Ukrainian police as a “contract killing”.
Ms Ziuzina, now 38, also says a key witness was allowed to give “hearsay” evidence in Exeter.
The couple were celebrating their first wedding anniversary when Barry Pring was killed
His family have described the news of the new inquest decision as “a kick in the teeth”.
Coroner Dr Elizabeth Earland said that it is “in the interests of justice” that the findings of the inquest in Exeter are quashed.
She told Mr Pring’s brother Shaughan in a letter: “I understand this must be distressing news for you but I must take this course to ensure justice has been fairly administered.”
Shaughan Pring, 54, said: “It is extremely disappointing that there is going to be a new inquest. We are devastated.
“We have been let down by the authorities yet again. For nine years we have campaigned for justice for Barry and this is another kick in the teeth.”
Barry Pring’s family have described the news of the new inquest decision as ‘a kick in the teeth’
Mr Pring’s death was treated by Ukrainian police as a traffic accident before being upgraded to a murder inquiry in 2011.
But the investigation has been dogged by allegations of corruption, incompetence and a cover-up.
British police had made “strenuous efforts” to contact Ms Ziuzina to attend the inquest.
She has denied involvement in her husband’s death.