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Scuba diver faces murder charge

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scuba diver murderDavid Gabriel Watson, an American diver, accused of killing his wife while scuba diving in Australia, has been remanded in custody in Queensland.

Mr Watson denies that he turned of his wife’s air supply and kept her underwater, which brought to her death.

At a brief court hearing in Brisbane, a judge ordered Mr Watson to be held in custody until another hearing on 29 May.

Tina Watson was a beginner in scuba diving and all this happened while she was exploring a wreck on the Great Barrier Reef off Townsville, on the 11th day of her honeymoon.

Another diver nearby inadvertently photographed, in the background to one of his pictures, Tina Watson’s body lying on the sea floor, as a instructor raced to her rescue.

After a long campaign by her parents, an inquest was held in Australia last year.

Mr Watson, has always denied the charges. He says his wife got into trouble a few minutes into the dive, and that he surfaced to summon help.



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