CA - Micki Kanesaki, 52, murdered aboard cruise ship off Italy, 25 May 2006

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  1. Reader

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    http://centurylink.net/news/read.ph...ass&action=2&lang=en&_LT=UNLC_NKNWU00L2_UNEWS

    WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — A California man has been arrested in southwest Florida on an outstanding murder warrant in the death of his ex-wife, who went overboard from an Italian cruise ship seven years ago.

    Lonnie Kocontes was taken into custody Friday night by federal marshals and booked into the Pasco County Jail, authorities said.

    His ex-wife, Micki Kanesaki, plunged into the Mediterranean on May 26, 2006, off the Island Escape, which was sailing between Sicily and Naples, according to the FBI. Her body washed ashore the next day in Calabria in southwest Italy.

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  3. bourne

    bourne "The truth shall set you free." ~JUSTICE FOR REBEC

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    This is reminiscent of the Natalie Woods case. Very interesting!
     
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    Former O.C. attorney suspected of murdering ex-wife

    http://www.ocregister.com/news/county-496189-kanesaki-orange.html

    SANTA ANA – Nearly seven years after the body of former Orange County paralegal Micki Kanesaki was found in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the southwest coast of Italy, her former husband was arrested Friday on suspicion of special circumstances murder for financial gain

    Lonnie Loren Kocontes, 55, was arrested by U.S. Marshals along with deputies from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department in his current hometown, Safety Harbor, Fla., according to a statement from the Orange County District Attorney's Office, which said it filed the murder charges Wednesday..........

    Officials said they suspect that Kocentes strangled Kanesaki and threw her body overboard either late May 25 or early May 26.

    Authorities said the FBI began investigating Kanesaki's death and monitored her assets, including the couple's joint bank accounts and the sales from their home, which were inherited by Kocentes.

    Kocontes is accused of attempting to move more than $1 million into accounts formed with his new wife in 2008, which prompted the United States Attorney's Office (USAO) to seize the funds because of possible illegal activity, officials said.

    Extradition proceedings will occur at an undetermined date, officials said.

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    Judge OKs Calif. Prosecution in Cruise Ship Death

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/judge-oks-calif-prosecution-cruise-ship-death-19286771

    Authorities in California can prosecute a man charged with strangling his ex-wife and tossing her from a cruise ship in Italy, a judge ruled.

    Superior Court Judge William Evans ruled Wednesday that California law doesn't limit prosecutors to handling only cases in the state, the Orange County Register reported (http://bit.ly/15jUxFA)...........

    Lonnie Kocontes, 55, of Safety Harbor, Fla., was arrested in February. .........
    He remained jailed and could face life in prison without possibility of parole if convicted.

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    I don't see any similarities.
     
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    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Rather ironic that he chose a place named 'Safety Harbor' to make his home, especially considering that his ex wife was thrown into the sea..
     
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    http://abc7.com/news/mission-viejo-...ed-second-ex-wife-tried-to-kill-third/723639/

     
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    May 2015:

    http://m.ocregister.com/articles/murder-661385-kocontes-orange.html
     
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    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/...wifes-killing-cruise-ship-20150512-story.html

    Wait, a fourth wife? :what: And she is still on his side, presumably? Or is there a fifth wife waiting to come out of the woodwork too?
     
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    Still no trial...
     

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