Whats going on here!? The man admits to killing his wife for her life insurance and he will be out in a year!
David Gabriel Watson, 32, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years' jail on Friday after pleading guilty in the Queensland Supreme Court in Brisbane to the manslaughter of Christina (Tina) while on their honeymoon in north Queensland.
He had been charged with murder, to which he pleaded not guilty, but crown persecutors accepted the plea to the lesser charge.
Watson will serve 12 months behind bars before he is released on a suspended sentence.
The Americans are understandably furious:
US authorities have expressed their outrage over the leniency of the sentence.
Alabama's Attorney-General Troy King told Fairfax newspapers on Saturday he will lead a mission to Queensland to lobby for an appeal.
If that isn't successful, he will push "America's legal boundaries to the limit" and attempt to charge Watson with murder, for the second time, when he is deported back to the US upon his release.