Trial for Utah man charged with wife's death on Alaskan cruise pushed to May 2019

The trail date for Kenneth Manzanares, who is charged with killing his wife Kristy on an Alaskan cruise ship in 2017, has been moved to next year. (Photo: Kristy Manzanares Facebook page)

(KUTV) -- The trial date for Kenneth Manzanares, who is charged with killing his wife Kristy on an Alaskan cruise ship in 2017, has been moved to next year.

Manzanares trial will begin on May 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

It is expected to last four weeks.

BACKSTORY:

A neighbor of the Manzanares told The Associated Press that the couple had booked the cruise to celebrate their anniversary.

FBI Special Agent Michael Watson said in an affidavit that witnesses saw Manzanares with blood on his hands and clothing.

One even said Manzanares told him: "She would not stop laughing at me," according to the affidavit.

Kristy was found dead in a blood-splattered cabin on the ship.

Manzanares was later indicted and plead not guilty to the charges.

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