Family of woman slain on cruise ship "devastated"

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The family of the Utah woman who was killed aboard a cruise ship off Alaska says it is "devastated" by their loss.

    A statement from loved ones of Kristy Manzanares said she was "a devoted mother, daughter, sister and friend."

    The FBI said the 39-year-old real estate agent was found dead Tuesday night in a blood-spattered cabin on the Princess Cruises ship. Her husband, Kenneth Manzanares, was arrested and charged with murder. The couple was celebrating their wedding anniversary by taking an Alaska cruise aboard the Emerald Princess.

    The family statement also said, "Kristy led by example with her giving heart and we are inspired by the legacy of kindness and optimism she has instilled in her children."

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    A neighbor of a 39-year-old Utah woman killed aboard an Alaska cruise says it's completely out of character for the woman's husband to be accused of such violence.

    Dana Nicholls told The Associated Press that he has lived near Kristy and Kenneth Manzanares for about 10 years and they appeared to be the perfect family. He says they were celebrating their wedding anniversary on the cruise this week.

    Kristy Manzanares was found dead in a blood-splattered cabin Tuesday night. Her husband has been charged with murder. The FBI says he told an acquaintance he did it because she laughed at him.

    Nicholls has set up an online fundraising page for the couple's three daughters, saying they're just like his children.

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