Wife scuba murder trial: accused weeps

Wife scuba murder trial: accused weeps

There are 5 comments on the The Age story from Feb 15, 2012, titled Wife scuba murder trial: accused weeps. In it, The Age reports that:

As Gabe Watson struggled to save his wife during their fateful Queensland dive he thought other divers in the vicinity would think "something odd was going on", Watson told Townsville detectives.

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LMR

Australia

#1 Feb 16, 2012
Watson's story sounds pretty sus.
Elias

Heathridge, Australia

#2 Feb 16, 2012
Watson is an expert scuba diver, he was the last person to interact with his wife prior to her scuba equipment malfunction.
According to Gabe he "may have struck her apparatus on the way up but did not detect she was in trouble.
When you see the photo of Mrs Watson it's clear she is in serious trouble, how could he have not known? why would he leave his newly married wife on the ocean floor?
Add the urgency he organised her life insurance 2 days earlier and the circumstances are highly suspicious.
LMR

Australia

#3 Feb 16, 2012
Elias wrote:
Watson is an expert scuba diver, he was the last person to interact with his wife prior to her scuba equipment malfunction.
According to Gabe he "may have struck her apparatus on the way up but did not detect she was in trouble.
When you see the photo of Mrs Watson it's clear she is in serious trouble, how could he have not known? why would he leave his newly married wife on the ocean floor?
Add the urgency he organised her life insurance 2 days earlier and the circumstances are highly suspicious.
I'm glad the Americans are pursuing the case further since the Aus. judiciary has a tendency to hand out grossly inadequate sentences for serious crimes.
Elias

Heathridge, Australia

#4 Feb 16, 2012
LMR wrote:
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I'm glad the Americans are pursuing the case further since the Aus. judiciary has a tendency to hand out grossly inadequate sentences for serious crimes.
Unfortunately it's still (legally) circumstantial evidence. There is no "direct" evidence Gabe Watson sabotaged his wife's equipment.

The Australian judiciary gave him the sentence of manslaughter because at the very least he was unusually negligent in his duty as a husband.

One other give away was when Mrs Watson's body was retrieved and attempts were made to revive her, he (Gabe) refused to see her and (apparently) allowed other female divers to comfort him. This is highly suspect behavior for a newly married husband to not even check to see if his wife could be saved?
Steel City

Albury, Australia

#5 Feb 16, 2012
Not his idea of Sweet Home Alabama

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