A disgruntled husband killed his wife during their cruise-ship vacation because “she would not stop laughing at me,” according to newly filed court papers.
Kenneth Manzanares attacked his wife, Kristy, inside their cabin aboard the Emerald Princess cruise ship Tuesday night, according to an affidavit filed Wednesday in Alaska federal court.
A witness told authorities that when he entered blood-splattered Cabin D726 — where the Manzanareses were staying — Kristy, 39, was lying on the floor in a pool of blood.
“She would not stop laughing at me,” Kenneth told the stunned witness, who then watched as the distraught hubby grabbed Kristy’s body and tried to drag her toward the balcony.
The witness got hold of the slain woman’s ankles and pulled her back to the bloody cabin until cruise security arrived.
Kristy, identified only as K.M., “had a severe head wound” and Kenneth “had blood on his hands and clothing,” court papers said. She was pronounced dead at 9:20 p.m.
“My life is over,” Manzanares groaned to FBI agents as they conducted a search for evidence, according to court papers.
He was charged with murder.
Another witness, Brian Eckstrom, told KTUU the ship’s captain came on the intercom that night saying security was needed.
“I get to floor 9. I see this little girl sitting on — I assume — her grandma or somebody, sitting on her lap wrapped up in a blanket. And she’s just sobbing,” said Eckstrom. “A man came walking out from the hallway where it happened and he had, like, a white tank top on, and some jeans. His jeans were completely covered in blood and he came out saying, ‘It’s not good, it’s not good.’”
The shocking slaying occurred in US waters just off Alaska during a weeklong trip that departed from Seattle on Sunday.
The ship, which was carrying about 4,500 passengers and crew members, docked in Juneau, Alaska, on Wednesday morning.
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