HUFFINGTON POST
01/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Drowned Bride : Father Demands Justice On Today Show (VIDEO)

The family of Tina Watson have had to live with the horrible image of their loved one stretched out face-up on the bottom of the ocean, her body motionless, her arms reaching out and up, as if imploring for help. Now, nearly five years after her death, they may finally have the answers they've been looking for.

The 26-year-old Alabama woman died on Oct. 22, 2003, while on a scuba dive with her husband of 11 days, Gabe Watson, near a shipwreck at Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Initially ruled an accident, the death was ruled a homicide last Friday, June 20, and her husband charged with the crime.

"The wedding was a fairy tale," Tina Watson's sister, Alanda Thomas, told TODAY's Matt Lauer Monday in New York. But Watson was no Prince Charming, she and Tommy Thomas, her and Tina's father, said.

Alanda Thomas told Lauer that there had been warning signs before the marriage that Gabe Watson was a controlling person with a bad temper.

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