gabe watson – what?

Posted on 05 June 2009

Here are just a few of the reported facts about the whole situation where Tina Watson died while scuba diving, due to the actions of her newly married husband Gabe.

  • The ocean floor was about 30m deep where they were diving.
  • Gabe had previously done dives as deep as 45 meters.
  • Gabe was a qualified rescue diver, trained and accredited in rescuing divers who had lost air, lost conciousness, were sinking etc.
  • Gabe’s instructor was shocked and puzzled by Gabe’s assertion that he didn’t know how to handle the situation – he had apparently been trained in almost exactly that kind of thing.
  • Gabe claims his face mask was hit by his wife and after he righted it, he saw her sinking.
  • Another diver is reported as seeing him and his wife locked in a “bear hug” for some time before he headed for the surface and she sank toward the bottom.
  • Gabe filed a lawsuit against his travel insurance company but withdrew it on grounds that he might “incriminate himself” in light of the Australian murder investigation.
  • Gabe has been filmed removing flowers from and vandalising his late wife’s grave.
  • Gabe now lives in the house he inherited from his late wife Tina with his new wife.

All very puzzling. I certainly know what I’m inclined to believe, and it probably doesn’t sit too well with his 1 year sentence he received today. Hmm. On the other hand, I don’t understand his motive. Hmm.

Edit: Okay after some more reading, I understand his motive.

I’m of the opinion that fucker is getting off very, very lightly.


2 responses to gabe watson – what?

  • David Liddle says:

    Queensland Attorney-General Cameron Dick has announced an appeal against the sentence of an US man who pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his wife during their honeymoon.

    David Gabriel ‘Gabe’ Watson, 32, was jailed for 12 months for manslaughter on June 5, after pleading guilty in the Supreme Court in Brisbane.

    The court found he allowed his wife, Tina Watson, 26, to drown during a diving trip to Yongala wreck off Townsville in north Queensland in 2003.

    Mr Dick has told State Parliament that Queensland will lodge the appeal today.

    “I have noted the significant community interest in this case, and for this reason, I am outlining this decision to the House this morning,” he said.

    “Mr Watson was this month convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to four-and-a-half-years’ imprisonment, to be suspended after 12 months.

    “I have formed the view that this sentence is manifestly inadequate and the state will therefore lodge an appeal against the sentence in the Queensland Court of Appeal.

    Mr Dick says the Queensland solicitor-general, Mr Walter Sofronoff QC, will now be briefed to represent the state in this matter, which will be heard before the Court of Appeal on a date to be fixed.

    “The authority of the state to appeal criminal sentences is a significant power,” he said.

    “It is a power that should be exercised after careful consideration and due deliberation.”

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