Birmingham, AL (WVTM) - An Alabama man suspected of drowning his bride of 11 days for insurance money is on trial.
Monday, jurors heard testimony from Tina Watson's friend, who says Gabe Watson planned his wife's honeymoon death.
Amanda Phillips fights back tears describing her relationship with Tina Watson.
Phillips says, "She was my absolute best friend in the world. She was probably ... She was like a sibling to me."
drowned to death while diving the Great Barrier Reef with then husband, Gabe, who's on trial for killing her. On the stand, Phillips recounted a
conversation she had with Gabe, about he and Tina talking about
changing her life insurance policy before their wedding.
10 more Tina could of had a million dollar life insurance policy
and it's a good thing we didn't do that because otherwise I'd be in an
Australian jail right now for involuntary manslaughter charges," Phillips explains.
prosecutors asked another witness, Uzi Barnai, who was working on the
boat Tina and Gabe were on to describe Tina's condition before he
on cross examination the defense attacked Barnai's credibility by
reading a different version he gave to police the day Tina died.
More questions remain, while Watson is facing life in prison.
Watson already spent time in an Australian prison for his wife's death.
He's facing charges in Alabama because prosecutors say that's where he began to plot the murder.
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