Who is Kenneth Manzanares? Wiki, Biography, Age, Killing his Wife, Sentence 30 Year

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Kenneth Manzanares was found unconscious around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau and pronounced dead shortly thereafter, according to the Alaska Department of Corrections. Authorities did not reveal the cause of Manzanares’ death but said there was no suspected crime. COVID-19 was also not a factor, authorities said.

Manzanares was sentenced in early June after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for fatally beating his wife, Kristy Manzanares, on the Emerald Princess in 2017 in front of two of his daughters. The former couple was at her cabin the second night of the family trip when Kristy said she wanted to divorce her and she asked her husband to get off the boat in Juneau and return home, prosecutors said.

Kenneth Manzanares Age

Kenneth Manzanares is 43 years old.

Kenneth Manzanares to Sentence 30 Years

A Utah man sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his wife on a cruise ship was found dead in an Alaska jail this week, the state department of corrections said. Kenneth Manzanares, 43, was found unconscious in his cell at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau around 7 a.m. Wednesday and could not be revived, the Alaska Department of Corrections said.

He was sentenced June 3 to a 30-year federal prison term after pleading guilty to killing his wife, Kristy Manzanares, during a family vacation in 2017 aboard the Emerald Princess. The corrections department said a crime was not suspected in the death of Kenneth Manzanares.

Department spokeswoman Betsy Holley said the inmates’ medical conditions are confidential. Manzanares was being held at the state facility until he was transferred to federal prison, she said. All prisoner deaths are reviewed by the Alaska State Police and the state medical examiner’s office, the department said.

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The medical examiner’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday. A state police spokesman said a preliminary investigation found no suspicious circumstances, but the medical examiner would determine the cause of death.

Manzanares killed his wife when the family was vacationing on the Emerald Princess after Kristy Manzanares told him in her cabin that she wanted a divorce from her and that she wanted him to get off the ship in Juneau. Kenneth Manzanares told others to leave the cabin and then hit her wife with her fists repeatedly, killing her, he admitted in a plea deal. He pleaded guilty last year to second-degree murder.

Defense attorneys argued that Manzanares had an undiagnosed brain injury and mood disorder and that a combination of prescription drugs and alcohol led to the violence. They said that he did not remember most of the attack.

But prosecutors said the attack was deliberate, noting that he told others to leave the cabin and locked the door before the assault. Requests for comment from attorneys representing Manzanares in the criminal case were not immediately responded to on Friday.

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