Utah man to plead guilty in wife's death on Alaska cruise

    U.S. District Court in Juneau.

    Juneau, Alaska (AP) - A Utah man is due in court this week to answer to charges he killed his wife.

    Kenneth Manzanares has agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his wife during a 2017 cruise to Alaska.

    The plea agreement signed by Manzanares states he and his wife, Kristy Manzanares, had been arguing about his behavior when she told him she wanted a divorce.

    The document states that Manzanares acknowledged hitting his wife, seeing blood, striking her again and having no memory after that.

    Manzanares previously pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. A change of plea hearing is scheduled for Friday morning in US District Court in Juneau.

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