The Watson case has attracted international attention and controversy. On 22
October 2003, Gabe Watson and Tina Thomas, who were on their
honeymoon, were scuba diving on the Yongala, a wreck off the Queensland
coast. Tina died, and Gabe was subsequently prosecuted for her murder in
both Queensland, where he plead guilty to manslaughter, and subsequently in
Alabama, where the judge dismissed the case without allowing it to go to the
jury. A Second Chance for Justice by Asher Flynn and Kate Fitz-Gibbon' is an ambitious examination of the Watson case. As a former prosecutor and
long-time scuba diver, I approached the book with great interest.