Tuesday, June 29, 2010

US Prosecuters Prevented from Seeking Death Penalty in Scuba Murder Case

That's the latest development out of the Gabe Watson case we've been tracking for so long.

Alabama's attorney-general Troy King has blamed Australia's extradition laws for his inability to seek the death penalty for a man jailed in Queensland over his wife's death.

Mr King described Queensland's position on the death penalty as "a refusal to honour your commitment to the citizens of the State of Alabama".

As a result he says he was forced to reduce the maximum penalty for any charges laid against Watson to life without parole.

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If you haven't been following, here are some of our previous posts on the case.

- Watson Could Face Death Penalty in US

- Queensland DPP Defends Watson's Manslaughter Charges, US Prosecutors May Seek Murder

- BREAKING: Watson Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

- Christina Watson's Father Gives Television Interview

- He's Back Down Under

- David Watson Officially Charged in Wife's Scuba Diving Death

- Material Witness: Gabe Watson's Story Makes No Sense

- US Investigator: Many "Red Flags" in David Watson's Story

- Husband Charged with Honeymoon Scuba Diving Murder

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1 comment:

AnaVar said...

I believe life prison is better and harder than death penalty.