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.
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.