AK - Kristy Manzanares, 39, killed aboard Emerald Princess, Juneau, 25 July 2017 *husband arrested*

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  1. JerseyGirl

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    His attorney told a federal judge Monday that the aim is to resolve the case short of trial, that the parties hope to reach agreement on a plea and avert trial.
     
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    It looks like the news report is the result of 2/25/19 motion hearing.

    Here's snip from docket register #93 - 98, and the last entry was 2/5/19. I'll check later in the week if anything shows up referencing the motion hearing.

    01/18/2019

    93 TMB TEXT ORDER SETTING HEARING re 91 Unopposed Motion to Continue Trial filed by Kenneth Manzanares. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that a Motion Hearing is set for 1/22/2019 at 2:30 PM in Juneau Courtroom before Judge Timothy M. Burgess. The Status Conference scheduled for 12:00 PM is VACATED. (NMG, CHAMBERS STAFF) (Entered: 01/18/2019)

    01/18/2019
    94 TMB TEXT ORDER GRANTING 92 Motion to Appear Telephonically as to Kenneth Manzanares (1). Counsel Mark A. Larraaga is directed to call 1-888-278-0296, Access Code 9623794 from a landline telephone five minutes prior to the scheduled start time. (NMG, CHAMBERS STAFF) (Entered: 01/18/2019)

    01/22/2019
    95 TMB TEXT ORDER as to Kenneth Manzanares: The hearing on unopposed motion to continue trial 91 previously scheduled for 1/22/2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Juneau, AK is HEREBY VACATED to be reset by separate order for a date TBD. (RMC, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 01/22/2019)

    01/25/2019
    96 TMB TEXT ORDER SETTING HEARING as to Kenneth Manzanares. The rescheduled Motion Hearing is set for 2/25/2019 at 4:00 PM in Juneau Courtroom before Judge Timothy M. Burgess. (NMG, CHAMBERS STAFF) (Entered: 01/25/2019)

    02/04/2019
    97 MOTION To appear telephonically by Kenneth Manzanares. (Larranaga, Mark) (Entered: 02/04/2019)

    02/05/2019
    98 TMB TEXT ORDER GRANTING 97 Motion to Appear Telephonically as to Kenneth Manzanares (1). Counsel Mark A. Larraaga is directed to call 1-888-278-0296, Access Code 9623794 from a landline telephone five minutes prior to the scheduled start time on 2/25/2019 at 4:00 PM AKST. (NMG, CHAMBERS STAFF) (Entered: 02/05/2019)
     
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    Latest entry #99 was posted by the Court 2/27/99 and copied below:

    02/25/2019

    # 99 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Timothy M. Burgess: Hearing on Unopposed Motion to Continue Trial 91 as to Kenneth Manzanares held 4:07 PM to 4:17 PM on 2/25/2019. Court and counsel heard. Defendant's Unopposed Motion to Continue Trial 91 ; GRANTED. Court found excludable delay under 18 USC §§ 3161(h)(7)(B)(i) failure to continue would stop further proceedings or result in miscarriage of justice; (h)(7)(B)(ii) case unusual or complex; (h)(7)(B)(iv) to give reasonable time to prepare.

    Status Conference set for 3/21/2019 at 10:00 AM; VACATED.

    Final Pretrial Conference set for 5/20/2019 at 8:30 AM and Trial by Jury set for 5/20/2019 at 9:00 AM; VACATED.

    Final Pretrial Conference reset to 9/9/2019 at 8:30 AM and Trial by Jury reset to 9/9/2019 at 9:00 AM in JUNEAU Courtroom before Timothy M. Burgess
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    APPEARANCES: Defendant present, In-Custody (Telephonic); Jack S. Schmidt, AUSA; Jamie McGrady, FPD; Mark A. Larranaga, CJA (Telephonic); R. Joy Stancel, Official Court Reporter. (AXK, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 02/27/2019)
     
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    His attorney says both parties are hoping to reach a plea agreement to avoid trial. In court filings, they indicate they sought an expert to examine his mental state at the time of his wife's death, which they believe is a critical component to the resolution of the case. The judge has pushed the proposed trial date from May to a tentative date in September to give parties more time to reach a potential resolution.
     
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    Thank you cujenn! Much appreciated! :)
     
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    Looks like they are STILL going for a plea deal....

    Prosecutors seeking plea deal for St. George man accused of killing wife on cruise ship

    June 16, 2019
    ST. GEORGE — A plea deal appears to be in the works from federal prosecutors in the case of a man accused of killing his wife on a cruise ship.
    [.....]
    According to court documents filed Friday in U.S. District Court of Alaska, federal prosecutors asked that upcoming deadlines in Manzanares’ case be cancelled.

    “A modification of the pre-trial deadlines is necessary in this matter as the parties still do not anticipate a trial in this case and are actively working towards a negotiated resolution in this matter,” assistant U.S. attorney Jack Schmidt wrote in a motion to expedite.
    [.....]
    Due to federal prosecutors asking for deadlines to be cancelled, it’s unclear whether the trial set for Sept. 9 will take place.

    Manzanares’ attorneys didn’t object to cancelling the upcoming deadlines. In February, it was reported that his attorneys were also seeking a plea deal, and a trial that was formerly set for May 2019 was cancelled.



    @Seattle1 - I don't have PACER, so wondering if you could look at the court site & see if they have any future court dates scheduled? TIA! :)
     
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    Southern Utah man charged with murdering wife on cruise ship may receive plea deal | Gephardt Daily

    JUNEAU, Alaska, June 15, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Federal court documents suggest that attorneys in the first-degree murder case of Kenneth Manzanares — the Utah man charged in the 2017 beating death of his wife, Kristy Manzanares, on an Alaskan cruise ship — are negotiating a plea deal.

    Federal court documents filed Friday and obtained by Gephardt Daily show that prosecutor Bryan Schroder, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Alaska, has filed for a motion of “expedited consideration.”

    “A modification of the pre-trial deadlines is necessary in this matter as the
    parties still do not anticipate a trial in this case and are actively working towards a
    negotiated resolution in this matter,” Schroder’s request says.

    “I have contacted the defendant’s counsel, Jamie McGrady, and she does
    not oppose the United States request for filing on shortened time.”

    The trial had been set for October of this year, and was expected to last about four weeks, federal court documents say. Manzanares had pleaded not guilty in the first-degree murder case. If convicted on that charge, he would face a maximum sentence of life in prison.

    No details of any plea deal have been announced.
     
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    Plea deal in the works for a Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise ship near Alaska

    In court documents obtained by FOX 13, federal prosecutors ask for upcoming deadlines in the case of Kenneth Manzanares to be stricken.

    “A modification of the pre-trial deadlines is necessary in this matter as the
    parties still do not anticipate a trial in this case and are actively working towards a
    negotiated resolution in this matter,” assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt wrote.

    Defense attorneys also did not object to striking the deadlines. A previous trial date for Manzanares set for May was canceled. No new trial date has been set.
     
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    Here you go -- entries 3/15/19 to 6/17/19 or dockets 100 - 106. Expedited motions granted as pretrial motions were written as due on 6/17/19, and defense response by 7/15/19. Filings are now due on or before 8/12/19:

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    03/15/2019
    #100 NOTICE of Filing Proposed Second Amended Case Scheduling Order by Kenneth Manzanares (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(McGrady, Jamie) (Entered: 03/15/2019)

    03/19/2019
    #101 SECOND AMENDED CASE SCHEDULING ORDER as to Kenneth Manzanares signed by Judge Timothy M. Burgess on 3/19/2019. (NMG, CHAMBERS STAFF) (Entered: 03/19/2019)

    06/14/2019
    # 102 UNOPPOSED MOTION for Modification of Pre-trial Deadlines Filed on Shortened Time by USA as to Kenneth Manzanares. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Schmidt, Jack) (Entered: 06/14/2019)

    06/14/2019
    #103 MOTION to Expedite Unopposed and Filed on Shortened Time by USA as to Kenneth Manzanares. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Schmidt, Jack) (Entered: 06/14/2019)

    06/14/2019
    #104 DECLARATION of Counsel by USA as to Kenneth Manzanares #103 MOTION to Expedite Unopposed and Filed on Shortened Time filed by USA (Schmidt, Jack) (Entered: 06/14/2019)

    06/17/2019
    #105 TMB TEXT ORDER GRANTING 103 Motion to Expedite Consideration of 102 Unopposed Motion as to Kenneth Manzanares (1). (NMG, CHAMBERS STAFF) (Entered: 06/17/2019)

    06/17/2019
    #106 TMB TEXT ORDER GRANTING 102 Unopposed Motion for Modification of Pre-trial Deadlines Filed on Shortened Time as to Kenneth Manzanares (1). The Pretrial Deadlines set out in 101 Second Amended Case Scheduling Order at paragraphs 1-7 are modified to reflect that those filings are now due on or before August 12, 2019.</b) (NMG, CHAMBERS STAFF) (Entered: 06/17/2019)
     
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    Thank you Seattle1! :)
     
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