AN EX-STRIPPER dubbed the 'Black Widow' has won a fight to clear her name after being accused of murdering her British millionaire husband.
Ganna Ziuzina, 39, had been preparing to face a civil trial at the High Court with her later husband's family seeking to prove she was involved in his murder in the Ukraine.
Barry Pring, from Devon, died instantly when he was hit by a car with stolen plates doing 80mph in Kiev in 2008.
A 2017 inquest initially ruled he had been unlawfully killed but no-one was ever charged by Ukranian police.
Mr Pring's family had accused Ziuzina – who now goes by the name Julianne Moore – of planning his death to access his fortune.
She always denied the allegation.
But the family has now dropped its case and a statement will be read at the Chancery Division of the High Court on Monday which will accept she played no part in her husband's death.
A legal source told the Mail Online: "The family have withdrawn their allegation that she was involved and have abandoned the case.
"Ms Moore will be absolved of any blame for her husband’s death. That is something she has said from the very start."
After being dubbed the ‘Black Widow’ she took legal action to get the verdict her husband was unlawfully killed quashed at the High Court.
Pring, who met his wife on a dating website, was coming home from a night out with her when he died.
He had been stood hailing a taxi when he was struck by a car which then sped away.
Detectives in Ukraine initially investigated Mr Pring’s death as a traffic offence.
They later reclassified the incident – which took place on the couple's first wedding anniversary – as a suspected murder.
A key witness account claimed a car hit Mr Pring at high speed with its lights off.
But the latest probe by Ukrainian cops said that account did not tally with other statements from the scene.
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A fresh inquest, due to take place next April in Bristol, is expected to hear Ukrainian cops no longer think he was murdered.
Pring died without leaving a will and his mother Irene and brother Shaughan accused his wife of arranging his death to inherit a £1.5 million fortune.
It is not known if Ziuzina, who now lives in a £700,000 villa in Marbella, will attend the hearing next week.
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