Australia deports ‘honeymoon killer’ Gabe Watson to US

 BBC News

An American man known as the "honeymoon killer" has been deported from Australia and is heading for the US.

Gabe Watson, 33, was jailed in Australia for the manslaughter of his wife while scuba diving during their honeymoon on the Great Barrier Reef.

Australian officials said Watson had left on a flight accompanied by police.

The Australian government had been awaiting a guarantee from the US that he would not face the death penalty if he were re-tried at home in Alabama.

Australia’s Immigration Minister Chris Bowen told local media that the assurance had been received from the US.

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