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Book Review: A Second Chance for Justice: The Prosecutions of Gabe Watson the Death of Tina Thomas by Asher Flynn and Kate Fitz-Gibbon

Journal Article


Abstract


  • 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.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • V. Colvin, 'Book Review: A Second Chance for Justice: The Prosecutions of Gabe Watson the Death of Tina Thomas by Asher Flynn and Kate Fitz-Gibbon' (2013) 18 (1) Deakin Law Review 207-210.

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 207

End Page


  • 210

Volume


  • 18

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • 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.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • V. Colvin, 'Book Review: A Second Chance for Justice: The Prosecutions of Gabe Watson the Death of Tina Thomas by Asher Flynn and Kate Fitz-Gibbon' (2013) 18 (1) Deakin Law Review 207-210.

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 207

End Page


  • 210

Volume


  • 18

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia