Few details about the case have been released publicly since the initial charging documents were filed. In an affidavit filed shortly after Kristy Manzanares’ death, FBI Special Agent Michael Watson said she was found in a blood-splattered cabin aboard the ship with a severe head wound. He said witnesses saw Manzanares with blood on his hands and clothes. He said one witness asked Manzanares what happened, to which he replied, “She would not stop laughing at me.”
Manzanares’ attorneys, in a filing earlier this year, said they had testing done by experts that addressed Manzanares’ mental state at the time of his wife’s death, which they said was a critical element for any resolution.