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Sentencing set for June in killing aboard cruise ship


JUNEAU (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, who is from Utah, signed a plea agreement in the case in January 2020. Sentencing was initially set for last May but was pushed back and this week was scheduled to be held in Juneau’s federal court on June 3 and 4.

The case was handled by federal authorities because the death took place in waters outside the state’s jurisdiction before the cruise ship reached Juneau.

The plea agreement states Manza...

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