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Gabe Watson, the accused and so-called Honeymoon Killer, who spent 18 months in an Australian jail for manslaughter, was acquitted today in an American court.

Watson has been cleared in the 2003 death of wife Tina, who died on their honeymoon, suspiciously, and not even two weeks after the couple got married.

Prosecutors in Birmingham, Ala., alleged that Watson, 34, shut off his 26-year-old wife’s oxygen supply while scuba diving in Australia to collect insurance money.

Gabe Watson Mug Shot

But, when the prosecution rested after two weeks, the judge granted a defense’s motion for an acquittal on the grounds the prosecution failed to prove its case.

“The evidence is sorely lacking that it was an intentional act,” Judge Tommy Nail told the courtroom, according to The Birmingham News.

“The only way to convict him of intentional murder is to speculate. Nobody knows exactly what happened in the water. I’m sure we’ll never know.”

Watson’s mother collapsed in tears outside court.

Watson was being tried in Alabama because that’s where he had been married and where the alleged murder plan had allegedly been hatched.

He stunned members of Tina’s family when he pleaded guilty in Australia in 2009 to a lesser charge of manslaughter.

Australian authorities agreed to release him to the United States to face charges here after American authorities waived seeking the death penalty.

In 2008, while still facing murder charges in Australia, Watson married Kim Lewis, with whom he had gone to high school.

One may be the most popular young singer alive, and the other may have helped anchor the highest-grossing movie franchise in Hollywood history, but Justin Bieber and Emma Watson themselves take a backseat in a new poll published by The Wall Street Journal.

Justin Bieber at Rockefeller PlazaAdorable Emma Watson

According to that newspaper, Bieber and Watson possess the “most influential” hair in all the land.

“Hairstylists are being inundated with requests” by clients that want to resemble these stars, the publication reports. “The enthusiasm plays out online, where the fastest-rising searches for celebrity haircuts on Google are for Ms. Watson and Mr. Bieber.”

This honor for Justin and Emma is among a few fashion milestones from 2011 the Journal highlights. Others include:

  • The Fashion Event of the Year: Royal Wedding
  • The Most Spectacular Bridal Fiasco: Kim Kardashian‘s wedding
  • The Biggest Runway Flop: Kanye West‘s Paris Fashion Week Debut