Prosecutor to Judge: Send Watson to Trial in Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Prosecutors are asking a judge to reject a string of motions filed by attorneys for an Alabama man charged with murder in the scuba-diving death of his wife during a honeymoon trip to Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Defense attorneys have asked a Jefferson County judge to dismiss capital murder charges against Gabe Watson because he already as
pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in Australia. But the state wants the judge to send Watson to trial in the death of 26-year-old Tina Watson.

Prosecutors also want jurors to see a videotaped recreation of what they believe happened when the woman drowned during a honeymoon dive. The defense is trying to stop jurors from seeing the tape.

A judge will rule on the requests before Watson's trial, set for May 23.

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  • by Betty Location: Florida on Mar 17, 2011 at 11:24 AM
    Who would marry someone then kill them on the honey moon trip ? That don't make sense. If they had never dived before then all kinds of things could have happen.It's hard to think about the love of your life murdering you right after the wedding.
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