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    Australia - Tina Watson, 26, dies on honeymoon scuba dive, QLD, 22 Oct 2003

    QUEENSLAND detectives have swooped on the US home of a man whose young wife died during their Australian honeymoon.
    Tina Watson (nee Thomas), 26, drowned while she was diving with her husband, Gabe Watson, on the Great Barrier Reef, near Townsville, in October, 2003.
    After months of working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Alabama police force, two Queensland detectives arrested Mr Watson in the town of Hoover, The Australian reported.


    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599...6-1702,00.html
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    I thought this might have been the honeymoon couple- that was strange- the ones who got left behind that time-

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    Quote Originally Posted by narlacat View Post
    I thought this might have been the honeymoon couple- that was strange- the ones who got left behind that time-
    Hi narlacat .when I saw the headlines I had the same thought ,I dont remember this happening .but as my granddaughter says (nanny your remember doesnt work very good sometimes)

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    Alabama Man Questioned Over Wife's 2003 Australian Diving Death

    An Alabama man is suspected of killing his new wife on their 2003 honeymoon during a dive trip off the coast of Australia, and a photograph may have captured the young woman’s final moments, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph.

    FBI officials and Australian police are questioning Gabe Watson, a certified rescue diver, about the death of his wife Tina during a dive below the surface of the Coral Sea off the Queensland coast.

    The picture, taken by two tourists apparently oblivious to the drama going on behind them, shows a diving instructor swimming towards Tina Watson in hopes of saving her life, the Daily Telegraph reports.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,312522,00.html

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    dunno...looks like the diver in front is looking at the camera, a normal reaction, imo.

    time will tell.

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    So he got away with his wife's murder for 4 years. Sad.... at least he's now being looked at.

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    Newlywed Charged With Murdering Wife While Diving at Great Barrier Reef

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    Glasgow says a warrant would be issued for the arrest of Watson, who is believed to be in the United States.

    Tina Watson, a novice diver, died on the Great Barrier Reef as she swam with her more experienced husband.

    Police became suspicious about Gabe Watson's involvement after he changed his story about her death, and because an autopsy showed no medical reason for her death and because no fault was found in her diving equipment.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,369442,00.html

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    American tourist charged with killing wife on honeymoon in Australia

    They seem to have some kind of video evidence
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...rier-Reef.html

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    I think it is sad that he killed her for money....yet funny that in the end, she didn't change the policy after all and he will go to jail for the rest of his life for his greed!

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    I don't think they have video evidence..seems they have a photo of her, deceased, on the ocean floor....very sad to actually view that. I am surprised it is printed.


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    Well it seems another holidaymaker caught the dive on camera so thats what I meant by video evidence sorry

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    US Diver Accused of Killing on Honeymoon Dive in Australia

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25276933/

    SYDNEY, Australia - An American tourist was charged with murder in Australia on Friday for allegedly drowning his wife during a honeymoon dive in 2003 on the Greet Barrier Reef.
    Police immediately began preparing a warrant for the arrest of the suspect, Daniel Gabriel Watson of Birmingham, Ala. the first step in what are likely to be drawn-out extradition proceedings.
    Watson faces a maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted. His lawyer did not immediately enter a plea, but he has argued that the evidence does not support any criminal charge and that police have seemed intent on blaming him anyway.

    there's even a pic there!!

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    oh, i just put this in crimes on the new section. very interesting story. have you seen the pictures? i was like... OMG

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    I saw an episode on 20/20 or Dateline about this case pretty recently. It was more than apparent that this guy killed his bride. They actually lived in a town where I used to live and own a home.

    This entire case is pretty sad. The guy was an idiot. The girl was settling. He was the rebound boyfriend. She didn't want to take diving lessons. She was forced to because her soon-to-be husband wanted to go on a diving honeymoon. No wonder...This is what he had planned.

    He was a diving expert, with rescue certification. Yet, he let her go to the bottom of the ocean. Other experienced divers were on the trip; and they said that his story did not add up. That's why he kept changing it.

    I hope that he is extradited quickly, stands trial and spends the rest of his miserable life in prison.

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    I would have become immediately suspicious if my soon-to-be husband asked me to increase my life insurance and change the policy to make him the sole beneficiary. I'm glad she lied though and didn't make the change...even though she told him she did. At least she can have the last laugh. I hope her family gets the justice they deserve.

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