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

Kenneth and Kristy Manzanares
Posted at 9:08 AM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 11:08:42-05

JUNEAU, Alaska — A Utah man 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 Kenneth 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.