Man acquitted of drowning wife on honeymoon

There are 4 comments on the WJYI-AM Milwaukee story from Feb 24, 2012, titled Man acquitted of drowning wife on honeymoon. In it, WJYI-AM Milwaukee reports that:

A judge on Thursday acquitted an Alabama man accused of killing his new wife on a honeymoon scuba dive trip in Australia.

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Since: May 10

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#43 Feb 26, 2012
sairla wrote:
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Certainly justice is not always served by adherence to the technicalities, or rules, of law - there are times when evidence which may prove or disprove a charge, is inadmissible on a point of law - our legal system is an imperfect process by which we attempt to arrive at a just conclusion to a charge. However, I doubt there would be any system which would ensure absolute accuracy, when you consider the complexities which are often involved in determining the guilt/innocence of a defendant answering a serious charge.
Points of who's law written by lawyers for lawyers to adhere to which protects the accused from further testament ,judged on by another lawyer who deems the extremities of the court examination by the prosecutor.
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#44 Feb 26, 2012
LMR wrote:
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It was possibly the video tapes showing him using bolt cutters to remove flowers chained to her grave site (because they had previously been removed) and angrily throwing them in the bin.
That was inadmissible because because his actions have no connection to either hiding a murder or to his mental state 18 months ago (i.e. the court would need proof he didn't acquire a hatred for his in-laws after his incarceration.
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#45 Feb 26, 2012
Tiger7 wrote:
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this is another bizarro tale - the amount of speculation and gossip around eastern sydney was huge. supposedly he killed her because she planned to talk about rene rivkins dodgy secrets - then speculation went into overdrive when rivkin committed suicide ("couldnt live with the guilt because he ordered her to be silenced" blah blah blah).
The court avoided the possibility her death was just a coincidental suicide that had nothing to do with Rivkin, just a side-show that became linked because the deceased was Rivkin's driver's g/f. This link could easily have been "causa non causa" showing a connection where there was none.
Tiger7 wrote:
FACT: he couldn't have thrown her
FACT: they got the positioning of the body wrong and had to change it
FACT: she suffered from chronic depression and had attempted suicide and her mother had committed suicide.
his behaviour after her death was strange too, but it doesn't add up to murder. gossip and speculation from uninformed people is a killer.
Yes the above points are pertinent as was the alleged throwing incident. For the man to have thrown her like a Javelin she would have actually had to cooperate with him by straightening her body. If she had been resisting then I can't see how it was possible. On the other hand if she dived/jumped then how she landed could be explained easier.

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#46 Feb 27, 2012
Elias wrote:
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That was inadmissible because because his actions have no connection to either hiding a murder or to his mental state 18 months ago (i.e. the court would need proof he didn't acquire a hatred for his in-laws after his incarceration.
By his actions so far I am wondering if he is a menber of some religious cult

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