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Irishwoman Released By St Maarten Authorities pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

MOST WANTED | Irishwoman who featured on TV crime show pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

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Alison Gracey (54) who is originally from Northern Ireland, was arrested alongside her husband Christopher Jones (57) following the death of a diver in Florida ten years ago
Alison Gracey as she appeared on the TV show
Alison Gracey as she appeared on the TV show

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The couple featured on America’s Most Wanted’
The couple featured on America’s Most Wanted’

Alison Gracey as she appeared on the TV show
Alison Gracey as she appeared on the TV show

The couple featured on America’s Most Wanted’
The couple featured on America’s Most Wanted’

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An Irishwoman who featured on the America’s Most Wanted TV show has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter following the death of a diver in Florida ten years ago.


Alison Gracey (54) who is originally from Northern Ireland, was arrested alongside her husband Christopher Jones (57) in April by regional police in the northern Basque town of Muskiz, near Bilbao.

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Their case had been profiled only days earlier on Fox channel’s revival of ‘America’s Most Wanted’ which told the story of how the couple had gone on the run after 36-year-old Aimee Rhoads died while on a diving expedition In 2011.

The couple were extradited to the US, where they pleaded guilty to “causing the death of another, without malice, during the commission of a… commercial dive charter”.

Jones and Gracey had been running a scuba diving club, Key Largo Scuba Shack, in Florida, and knew the charter boat Rhoads was travelling on had safety problems before it capsized on December 18, 2011.

There were five other passengers on board, when, according to federal prosecutors, the 25-foot boat, named Get Wet, “began taking on water and sank about 30 feet to the ocean floor.”

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Aimee Rhoads drowned in the incident when a loose bench trapped her underwater.

In a press release, the Department of Justice said: “A criminal investigation following the death of the diver revealed that Jones and Gracey knew before the tragedy that the vessel needed repairs.”

The DOJ stated: “Made of buoyant material, the bench sprang towards the ocean’s surface, as the vessel itself sank. The two large and heavy objects collided, pinning one passenger’s legs against the vessel’s windshield. [She] was trapped and drowned.”

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, the US attorney for the Southern District of Florida, told the New York Times that Rhoads’ case shows “no matter how long it takes, we will ensure criminals are made to answer for their crimes”.

Rhoads’s husband, Pat, who writes a blog, ‘Missing Aimee’, which is dedicated to his wife, posted an image of the pair in custody after Jones and Gracey were extradited.

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He wrote: “Now that they’re here, they’ll finally face the federal charges stemming from Aimee’s death in December 2011.”

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Last September, Gracey denied any wrongdoing when she appeared before the Spanish court, saying that she did not want to be handed over to US officials “because we don’t believe we are guilty. We believe we are innocent”.

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Alison Gracey as she appeared on the TV show
Alison Gracey as she appeared on the TV show

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