updated 12/14/2010 4:32:43 PM ET 2010-12-14T21:32:43

A judge has set a $100,000 bond for an Alabama man facing a capital murder charge in the drowning of his new bride on a honeymoon scuba dive in Australia seven years ago.

The judge set the bond Tuesday in Birmingham for 33-year-old Gabe Watson. He served 18 months in an Australian lockup after pleading guilty to manslaughter there in the 2003 death of Tina Watson.

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State prosecutors objected to any bond.

If Watson can make bail, Circuit Judge Tommy Nail says he will have to wear an electronic monitoring device, remain at his residence each night and not go near Tina Watson's grave or family members.

Prosecutors say Watson concocted a plot to kill his wife for a life insurance payout. Defense attorneys disagree, and want the case dismissed.

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