Questions Linger in Honeymoon Death of Alabama Woman

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - It's been seven years since Tina Watson
died in Australia during a honeymoon dive with her husband, and still questions remain about exactly what happened underwater that day.

Gabe Watson pleaded guilty to manslaughter for not doing enough to save his new wife and served 18 months in prison. But prosecutors in the couple's home state of Alabama believe that punishment wasn't severe enough, and they think they can get a murder conviction on U.S. soil.

The case is ripe with international legal issues, but legal experts say there's no reason Gabe Watson can't be tried again for the same crime in the U.S. Prosecutors allege he concocted a plot to kill his wife in Alabama for a life insurance payout. Defense attorneys say there was never such a plan or policy.

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