David Gabriel Watson

Scuba wife's death: hubby charged

Wife killer


From Sky News

An American scuba diver has been charged with murdering his wife after she drowned during their honeymoon at Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

The official allegation allows authorities to start trying to extradite David Gabriel Watson, of Birmingham, Alabama, to face the charges in Australia.

Watson's wife, Christina Mae Watson, drowned on October 22, 2003. The couple had been exploring a shipwreck off Queensland's coast, 11 days after their wedding.

In June this year, a coroner found there was sufficient evidence to charge Watson with killing his wife.