Man acquitted of drowning wife on Australia honeymoon

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Posted: Feb 23, 2012 3:23 PM

(Reuters) - An Alabama judge on Thursday acquitted a man accused of killing his new wife on a honeymoon scuba dive trip in Australia.

Prosecutors said Gabe Watson had drowned his wife Tina in October 2003 by turning off her oxygen supply during their dive in the waters off Townsville, Australia.

But the judge ruled there was not enough evidence to show Gabe Watson intended to kill her.

(Reporting by Collen Jenkins; Editing by Daniel Trotta)