Tina Watson Honeymoon Death

Tina Watson Honeymoon Death

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suzie

United States

#1 Nov 26, 2007
http://video.msn.com/video.aspx...

Current Affairs Australia did an interview with Tina's parents and also showed a video where the husband, Gabe Watson, was using bolt cutters to cut flowers off of his wife's grave. What in the world was he thinking?
Jenny

Rome, GA

#2 Nov 29, 2007
Gabe was called to remove the flowers because they were in the way of the mowers. Gabe is the contact person at the cemetary - not Tina's parents. How else would you explain his seeimingly psychic knowledge of the flowers and the fact that he would need to remove them with bolt cutters?
Bob

Pelham, AL

#3 Nov 30, 2007
The flowers were not in the way of any mowers. You can see that in the video they showed on TV. If that was the case there would never be any flowers anywhere there. This is a very bizarre situation.
Roll Tide Man

Selma, AL

#4 Nov 30, 2007
A cemetery would call they would just move them if they were in the way. I have been to Tinas grave and there is nothing in the way of mowers. That is just Gabes excuse. He is Guilty and he knows it. You people sticking up for him should stop. You know the truth. And did you notice he didnt take up the flowers or statues he had there for the mowers.
Rachel

Birmingham, AL

#5 Dec 1, 2007
I agree with Roll Tide Man; There is absolutely nothing normal with the fact that Gabe moved the flowers on Tina's grave.
suzie

United States

#6 May 17, 2008
Here is an article from the Townsville Bulletin about the death of Tina Watson while on her honeymoon. Dateline NBC is doing a 90 minute special to tell her story on Monday May 19, 2008 at 8:30CT/9:30ET.

Townsville Bulletin
Edition 1 -SAT 10 MAY 2008, Page 018
US newsmen here for special report on mystery diving death

A US film crew is in Townsville this week to take footage for a prime-time news program on the unexplained diving death of American bride Tina Watson more than four years ago.
The American journalists are filming segments for a planned 90-minute special expected to screen on May 19 on NBC's Dateline.
New York cameraman Craig White and producer Tom Keenan spent their first day in Townsville out on the site of the Yongala wreck, filming the iconic dive site where Tina died.
Mr Keenan said the pair would also film relevant sites including the Townsville police station, the Water Police headquarters and the Townsville court house where the inquest was held.
``Our purpose in coming over to Townsville was to illustrate the best we can the background of the case to an audience that doesn't know anything about diving and is not familiar with the region,'' Mr Keenan said.
``The program will look at whether what happened was an accident or something else ... a dream vacation or something gone bad.''
Tina had been married for just 10 days and was on her honeymoon with new husband Gabe Watson when she died while diving on the wreck of the Yongala.
Mr Watson, a certified rescue diver, said his novice diver wife had panicked underwater, knocked off his mask and regulator, and sunk 30m to the ocean floor, and he was unable to bring her to the surface.
Extensive police investigations resulted in an FBI raid on Mr Watson's Alabama home in April last year, during which police seized his computer and photographs of their diving trip.
The investigations led to a four-week coronial inquest beginning in November last year, with coroner David Glasgow expected to hand down an `unfavourable finding' on Mr Watson in relation to his wife's death in June.
Dateline producer Esther Zucker spoke to the Townsville Bulletin yesterday from New York, saying the long-running news program had first become aware of the Tina's death and the mystery surrounding it in November last year, and decided to delve into it more deeply.
wen

Shreveport, LA

#7 May 19, 2008
the whole reason a basket that required bolt cutters was there to begin with was because the flowers were "mysteriously" disappearing.
wen

Shreveport, LA

#8 May 19, 2008
Jenny wrote:
Gabe was called to remove the flowers because they were in the way of the mowers. Gabe is the contact person at the cemetary - not Tina's parents. How else would you explain his seeimingly psychic knowledge of the flowers and the fact that he would need to remove them with bolt cutters?
Jenny everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but honey, you need a brain if that is yours.
Lionheart

Brooklyn, NY

#9 May 19, 2008
I just watched the segment. I wasn't there but from his account and the findings of the detective,including the diving device, hard to believe a person would just drown with all the equipment working. He killed her in my opinion, just look at his alibi about his diving device beeping and malfunctioning and he said the battery was put it backward. It doesn't take a scientist to know that if u put a battery into a device or like a radio or remote control, it will not work.
Lionheart

Brooklyn, NY

#10 May 19, 2008
Gabe also said that Tina was panicking, if a person is drowning and panicking,first thing they do is try to surface not sinking,only a lifeless body would sink.
changing story is way off

Cochranville, PA

#11 May 19, 2008
Too many holes in the story. Too many experts say the story is an impossiblility. In a court of law, I think it'll still be tough to prove but the circumstantial evidence is mounting.
He insisted and thought his wife maxed out and had changed the life insurance beneficiary to him before the trip.....who does that before you're even married?
It was only for $130,000 but in Alabama, that's a windfall. They also had insurance through the travel agency.....who were fighting the payout. I'm not sure how that turned out. Sad and another example of how the human race has a LONG way to go to really be considered civilized!
a good follow up story

Cochranville, PA

#12 May 19, 2008
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23...

This explains a lot and doesn't bode well for this poor excuse for a living being.
Linda

Peoria, AZ

#13 May 19, 2008
Very balanced story as far as I am concerned. Admission on the "backwards" battery was very telling! So was the decent rate on the GPS. It seems that he was trying for his 15 minutes of fame by being a honeymoon "widower." I wonder when the story of the man killed on the cruise line on his honeymoon was played in AL. Did Watson get an idea and think he was smarter than the investigators? Let's se what the report concludes.
JWW

Portland, OR

#14 May 19, 2008
Put him in prison and throw away the key.
Eva

Hayward, CA

#15 May 19, 2008
Gabe Watson is an idiot, everyone knows he killed his wife. And to take flowers away from her grave that her father placed. What kind of person is he or should I say an animal.
ECT

Raymond, MS

#16 May 19, 2008
I, like Tina and Gabe, attended the University of Alabama. While a student I enrolled in Scuba Diving class. If anyone has been certified as a Scuba Diver you learn many ways to correct a wide variety of problems that could occur while underwater. During certification class, students are put in many test life-threating situations that might occur while diving. Tina had recently taken a scuba diving class and received her certification just prior to her honeymoon. As a recent licensed diver myself, I just don't believe she suddenly panicked and sank to the bottom without using any of her recently learned emergency skills. Also in diving class you practice skills with another licensed diver or a "buddy". All certified divers know about how to help their buddies in emergency situations and how receive help from their buddy in emergency situations. Most all lessons in a diving class are performed with a buddy. There is a whole series of lessons called "buddy breathing" where you share air with your buddy. Specifically, there are lessons where your buddy stays lifeless and you must bring them to the surface. As a certified diver, like Tina and Gabe, I find it so hard to believe his story. The ultimate rule in diving is to NEVER LEAVE YOUR BUDDY, or in Gabe's case, his new bride.
BCT

Raymond, MS

#17 May 19, 2008
Cabe Watson is a liar and a bad one at that. There are just too many holes in his story. You have to wonder how he could be such an experienced diver yet know so little about diving. I really admire the two men who confronted him about his obvious lies when he told the others on the dive what happened. Also, I am so glad the two couples got in touch with Tina's family so they could hear first hand what happened that horrible day. Also, Cabe Watson also is definitely trying to benefit financially from his wife's death. He took out a travel insurance policy and is now suing to collect. This man needs to be in jail.

http://www.cdnn.info/news/safety/s071105a.htm...
Kayec

Mesa, AZ

#18 May 20, 2008
Peter Michael writes for the Couriermail.com .au: "What is inexplicable is why the trained rescue diver - who was taught how to rescue distressed or unconscious divers - abandoned his wife. Or why it took him a "pedestrian" two minutes to return 15m to the surface.
It took rescuer Singleton 1.5 minutes to travel twice the distance carrying Tina's body from the sea floor 30m below.
Witness Dr Stanley Stutz, who was on a drop line to the wreck 15m above, said he watched Gabe Watson "bear-hug" his wife before letting her go."

This pretty much would be enough evidence against him if he was taken to court. Mr. Michael quotes Gabe Watson earlier in his article when Mr. Watson states: "As you know, my wife died today," said the rescue diver, playing cards with two others in a saloon. "This really sucks."

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23...

The only thing I don't understand is why he hasn't already been arrested.
blaz from bama

Jacksonville, FL

#19 May 20, 2008
changing story is way off wrote:
Too many holes in the story. Too many experts say the story is an impossiblility. In a court of law, I think it'll still be tough to prove but the circumstantial evidence is mounting.
He insisted and thought his wife maxed out and had changed the life insurance beneficiary to him before the trip.....who does that before you're even married?
It was only for $130,000 but in Alabama, that's a windfall. They also had insurance through the travel agency.....who were fighting the payout. I'm not sure how that turned out. Sad and another example of how the human race has a LONG way to go to really be considered civilized!
PLEASE!! Why do northerners think that we are all a bunch of poor idiots.$130,000 may be a windfall to many people in Alabama just as it may be to many people in Philly. You do have poor people in Philly right?
SMH

Bridgewater, NJ

#20 May 20, 2008
suzie wrote:
http://video.msn.com/video.asp x?mkt=en-AU&brand=ninemsn &vid=4ded61a4-981d-42b4-8a e9-6e456b4580ce
Current Affairs Australia did an interview with Tina's parents and also showed a video where the husband, Gabe Watson, was using bolt cutters to cut flowers off of his wife's grave. What in the world was he thinking?
just hang this idiot already, what in the world are they waiting for..

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