Alleged killer on cruise ship appears in court

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) A trial date was set for accused killer Kenneth Manzanares, charged with killing his wife Kristy Manzanares on board a cruise ship in July.

    Attorneys for both sides of the case are expected to file briefs by the end of November.  The U.S Attorney assigned, Kelly Cavanaugh will file a brief by November 22 to determine if the government plans to seek the death penalty in the case.  The initial arrest report stated Mr. Manzanares became upset at his wife because she didn't stop laughing at  him.  The FBI investigated the case because it was on U.S water off of Alaska.  The victim was found July 25 in a cabin aboard the Princess Cruises ship.  The ship had left Seattle for a week long round trip cruise but docket in Juneau for the investigation.

    A tentative trial date was set for April 23 by U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess in Juneau.



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