A Second Chance For Justice: The Prosecutions Of Gabe Watson For The Death Of Tina Thomas
Asher Flynn and Kate Fitz-Gibbon; Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013; 270 pages; £44.99 (hardback)
A full decade since the tragic death of Tina Thomas during a diving expedition in Townsville, Queensland on 22 October 2003, there remain two competing versions of what occurred that day. It is common ground that Tina had married Gabe Watson a week earlier in Alabama, flown to Australia with him to celebrate their honeymoon, and that the two had signed up for a night-time dive to explore the wreck of the SS Yongala. This is where accounts begin to differ, with Gabe maintaining that Tina’s drowning was a freak accident which he simply failed to prevent. Prosecutors, on the other hand, alleged murder.