BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Jailers say an Alabama man charged with capital murder in the drowning of his new bride on a honeymoon scuba dive in Australia seven years ago is out of jail.
Over the objections of prosecutors, a judge set bond at $100,000 on Tuesday for 33-year-old Gabe Watson. He was later released from the Jefferson County Jail. It wasn't clear how he paid, but the judge said Watson, who owns a home, could use a property bond.
Watson served 18 months in an Australian lockup after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of his wife of 11 days, Tina Watson.
Circuit Judge Tommy Nail ordered him to wear an electronic monitoring device, remain at his home each night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and not go near Tina Watson's grave or family members.