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RI Man Faces Caribbean Trial In Wife's Scuba Death

A Rhode Island man accused of killing his wife while scuba diving off the coast of Tortola 10 years ago is facing a murder trial in the British Virgin Islands this week.

David Swain maintains his innocence and his lawyer says the 1999 death of his wife, Shelley Tyre, was a "tragic accident."

Her parents allege that he killed her because he was romancing another woman and because the couple's prenuptial agreement allowed him nothing if they were to divorce.

A civil jury in Rhode Island found Swain responsible for Tyre's death in 2006 and awarded her parents millions of dollars in damages.

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