The grieving grandfather who accidentally dropped a year-old girl from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship has been charged with negligent homicide.
Salvatore Anello was playing with his granddaughter, Chloe Wiegand, on the 11th floor of the ship docked in Puerto Rico.
He sat her on the railing near a window,
An attorney for the family says Sal thought the window was closed, but prosecutors say he “negligently exposed [his granddaughter] through one of the windows,” according to a statement from the Puerto Rican Department of Justice.
The San Juan judge “found cause for arrest against the accused, and imposed a bail of $80,000,” the governor’s office said.
Michael Winkleman, an attorney representing the family in a civil suit he’s preparing against Royal Caribbean, said in a statement:
This is such a heartbreaking tragedy which has now been compounded with criminal charges.