Grandfather Pleads Guilty To Dropping Granddaughter To Her Death Off Puerto Rico Cruise Ship

Cruise line Royal Caribbean blames ‘reckless’ grandfather for the death of a small child.

According to the company, the surveillance video proves 51-year-old Salvatore Anello from Indiana is responsible for the open window fall of 18-month-old Chloe Wiegand.

According to reports, Anello, who was holding his grandchild when she fell to her death from the 11th floor of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico in July of 2019, pleaded guilty to negligent homicide.

Earlier this year the grandfather said that he would plead guilty to end what he referred to as “this nightmare” for his family. 

Little Chloe slipped from his hands and fell about 150 feet from a window in the Royal Caribbean’s ‘Freedom of the Seas’ ship during last year’s summer season.