Thursday, July 16, 2009

Husband Accused In Wife's Death Aboard Carnival Elation

UPDATED 10:00 pm: A passenger was arrested today for allegedly killing his wife during an argument in their cabin while on a Carnival Elation cruise to Mexico, according to an Associated Press report on Fox News. After the 2,052-passenger cruise ship docked at its San Diego homeport following a 5-night cruise to Cabo San Lucas, the man, Robert McGill of Los Angeles, was arrested by FBI agents.

McGill and his 55-year-old wife, Shirley, were involved in a domestic dispute in their cabin on Tuesday evening, which resulted in her death, according to Carnival Cruise Lines and an FBI spokesman. Her body was discovered by crew members when they entered the cabin, according to the FBI's spokeman Darrell Foxworth. He would not say how she died. The man was taken into custody by security and kept in the brig aboard the vessel while it sailed home. A U.S. Coast Guard vessel out of San Diego delivered 20 FBI agents to the cruise ship to begin their investigation before it reached land. The ship docked at 6:30 am and the San Diego County medical examiner removed the woman's body about three hours later.

Carnival Elation departed San Diego last Saturday.

Follow-up on Cruise Diva's Blog here.

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