Friday, June 20, 2008

Arrest warrant issued for husband of dive death bride

The coroner in the dive death inquest into the death of Tina Watson has issued a warrant for the arrest of Ms Watson's husband. Townsville Coroner David Glasgow today committed Mr Watson to stand trail on one charge of murder in the Supreme Court in Townsville on date to be fixed.

On June 19th the counsel assisting the coronial inquiry into the death of American diver Tina Watson called for her husband Gabe to face trial for murder.

Gabe Watson had dropped a lawsuit brought against a travel insurance company after it refused a payout on the cost of his honeymoon trip to Australia.

Christina "Tina" Thomas Watson, 26, also from Alabama, died while diving on the wreck of the Yongala, 89km southeast of Townsville, on October 22, 2003.

The couple were only 10 days into their honeymoon.

The former model's death is the subject of a coronial inquiry in Townsville that resumes on June 19.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This guy seems to be his own worse enemy. While under keen scrutiny from his ex inlaws he claims against his travel insurance, he leaves recent life insurance information about his late wife hanging around his home, he tears chained flowers from his wife's grave site. He made it very easy for the coroner to send him to trial. Should be interesting. Particularly with the extra US media focus when the trial begins.