Man Charged in Wife's Honeymoon Dive Death

Australian authorities decide bride's demise was no accident
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2008 11:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – An Alabama man has been charged with murdering his wife on a diving trip to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the AP reports. The bride, a novice diver, drowned minutes after diving to a shipwreck with her husband. He was a qualified dive rescuer but rose to the surface rather than save her, officials said. Australian police became suspicious when he changed his account of her death and are seeking his extradition.

"There are too many unanswered questions," a lawyer working with Queensland's coroner told the Age. "These go to the heart of what happened during the fateful dive."