FBI: Man says he killed wife on Princess Cruise ship because of her laughter

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An FBI spokeswoman said Thursday that authorities arrested a man in the case after the ship was diverted to Juneau, Alaska. He was identified by The Associated Press as Kenneth Manzanares.

Authorities said the woman, who was identified only as K.M., was killed during a loud domestic dispute on the Emerald Princess around 9 p.m. Tuesday, while the ship was traveling the waters off Alaska, The Associated Press reported.

“Court documents say a man entered the cabin and saw the woman on the floor covered in blood,” according to the news wire. “Records say Manzanares grabbed his wife’s body and dragged her to the balcony before the witness stopped him.”

passenger on the ship told KTVA that he heard “two or three ladies or girls, definitely women, screaming” on the night of the incident. 

He told the news station that his wife looked over their room balcony and saw a man “bruised, cut and covered in blood.”

The ship left on Sunday from Seattle, carrying 3,400 passengers on a week-long trip. 

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

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