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    BVI - Shelley Tyre, 46, drowned while scuba diving, Tortola, 12 March 1999

    10 years later, US man convicted of wife's murder while scuba diving in British Virgin Islands
    DAVID McFADDEN
    AP News
    Oct 28, 2009 05:46 EST
    A U.S. man faces life in a sweltering Caribbean prison after a jury convicted him of drowning his wife during a scuba-diving trip a decade ago in what prosecutors called a near perfect murder...








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    From December 2011:

    http://www.jamestownpress.com/news/2...I_charges.html

    Swain was convicted by a jury for killing his second wife, Shelley Arden Tyre, in 1999 while the two were scuba diving during a vacation in Tortola, the most populated of the British Virgin Islands. He was sentenced to 25 years.

    On Sept. 29, a panel of three appeals court judges ordered Swain to be released after it found the instructions that were read to the jury by the judge in the trial unacceptable. The appeals panel did not order a new trial, saying that it would be difficult to recall defense witnesses because of the length of time that had passed since Tyre’s death.



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