Lawyer blasts charges in toddler's cruise ship death

Lawyer blasts charges in toddler's cruise ship death

Lawyer blasts charges in toddler's cruise ship death

A grandfather who allegedly dropped his 18-month-old granddaughter from the 11th floor of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico in July has been charged with negligent homicide.

Winkleman has said Chloe asked her grandfather to lift her up so she could bang on the glass in a children's play area and that she fell through the window that had inexplicably been left open. Sam was playing with the baby, leaning her up against the glass windows of the Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas cruise ship so she could see the view as they were docked in Puerto Rico.

Attorney Michael Winkleman said in a statement that the child's death was "a tragic accident", and that the family, who is from the northern in community of Granger, will be filing a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean "very soon".

Anello was kept on bail at $80,000 and, according to The Associated Press, is scheduled to appear next in court November 20. The grandfather of a toddler who fell to her death from the ship has been charged by police.

"Clearly this was a tragic accident and the family's singular goal remains for something like this never to happen again", Winkleman said in a statement to CNN on Monday.

"The thing that he has repeatedly told us is, "I believed that there was glass.' He will cry over and over and over", Kimberly Wiegand told NBC News" Savannah Guthrie in July. Winkleman said that Chloe's grandfather was unaware that it was open.

Recalling the moment she first discovered the horrific news of her daughter's death, a tearful Kimberly said on the program: "I didn't know that she went out a window...

She was his best friend", Alan Wiegand said of Anello.

Chloe was traveling with her father, Alan Wiegand, who is a South Bend, Indiana, police officer, as well as her mother, Kimberly Wiegand, her siblings and both sets of grandparents. "At no point ever - ever - has [he] ever put our kids in danger". Where's my baby?' I didn't even notice a window. "You can barely look at him without him crying. To lose our baby this way is just unfathomable".

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