Sentencing set in Alaska cruise ship beating death case

    The murder occured on the cruise ship Emerald Princess. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

    Juneau, Alaska (AP) - Sentencing has been set for June for a man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the beating death of his wife during a 2017 family cruise to Alaska.

    Kenneth Manzanares signed a plea agreement in the case in January 2020.

    Sentencing initially was set for last May but was pushed back and this week was scheduled to be held on June 3 and 4.

    The plea agreement states Manzanares, his wife, Kristy, and family members were on a cruise to Alaska when on July 25, 2017, the couple began arguing about Kenneth Manzanares’ behavior and Kristy Manzanares said she wanted a divorce.

    Manzanares is from Utah.

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