Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd's lawyer in Georgia says she will fight attempts to extradite him back to the UK.
In July, Shepherd, 31, was found guilty of the manslaughter by gross negligence of Charlotte Brown, but failed to attend his trial.
Shepherd surrendered himself to police in Tbilisi last week after spending ten months on the run.
Mariam Kublashvili says the charge he was convicted of does not apply under Georgian law.
She added that Shepherd "preferred" to serve his sentence in Georgia.
He was convicted in his absence at the Old Bailey and sentenced to six years after Ms Brown died when the pair were thrown overboard in December 2015.