Family Of Toddler Who Fell From Cruise Ship Utterly Crushed After Grandfather Charged

Accidents do happen!

Parents of 18 month-old girl who fell to her death from a cruise ship window in Puerto Rico are standing by the girl’s grandfather.

What We Know:

  • Salvatore Anello is facing three years in prison for the death of Chloe Wiegand after Puerto Rico’s Justice Department ordered his arrest Monday.
  • Chloe’s parents’ attorney, Michael Winkleman, said the family was fractured and the charged was “like pouring salt on an open wound for Alan and Kimberly Wiegand”.
  • According to NBCnews, “While the vessel was docked in San Juan on July 7, Anello placed Chloe near an open window he thought was closed when she fell out of the Royal Caribbean cruise ship’s 11th story window”.
  • “Puerto Rican authorities allege that Anello negligently exposed his granddaughter to the window causing her to fall from a height of 115 feet to her death.”
  • Royal Caribbean said in a statement Tuesday that “Chloe’s death was a tragic incident” and have referred any questions to the authorities “out of respect for the family’s privacy”.
  • Anello has posted his $80,000 bond and is set to appear in court on November 20th.

There are so many questions, why would they have a port opening so high up on the ship for someone to fall out of? Are they going to sue The Royal Caribbean? BNA will keep you updated.