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BVI jury finds US man guilty of killing wife

BVI jury finds US man guilty of killing wife

A jury in the British Virgin Islands has convicted a Rhode Island man of murder in the the drowning of his wife during a 1999 scuba-diving trip.
A judge expects to soon sentence David Swain. He would be sent to a Tortola prison where he already has been held for about two years.
Prosecutors accused Swain of killing his wife so he could pursue another woman. Experts testified they believe he attacked his wife from behind, tore off her mask and shut off her air supply.
The defense said a poorly done autopsy report could not rule out medical reasons for her death, such as a heart attack during what they argued was an accidental drowning.
Jurors announced the verdict Tuesday after a four-hour deliberation.


Updated : 2021-04-22 02:17 GMT+08:00