Salvatore Anello Wiki – Salvatore Anello Biography
Salvatore Anello is the grandfather of an 18-month-old girl who fell to her death from the open window of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship last year pleaded guilty Thursday to negligent homicide.
The ship had been docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in July 2019, when the toddler, Chloe Wiegand, fell through an 11-story window while she was in the care of her grandfather, Salvatore Anello.
His age is unclear.
Chloe Rae Death
Chloe Rae Margaret Wiegand was with her grandfather on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship when she fell out of an open pane on the ship’s 11th story.
The grieving parents of an 18-month-old are looking for answers after their daughter fell to her death through an open window in a children’s play area on a cruise ship docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Chloe Rae Margaret Wiegand was with her grandfather on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Sunday when she fell from the ship’s 11th story, the family’s lawyer, Michael Winkleman.
Salvatore Anello Charged
Anello charged in October 2019 by Puerto Rican authorities and initially pleaded not guilty. In February, he said that he was going to plead guilty so his family could begin to move on from the tragedy.
The Puerto Rico Department of Justice said in a statement Thursday that a judge accepted Anello’s plea. He will be sentenced on Dec. 10.
Anello has repeatedly said that he did not know the window was open. In an interview last year with CBS, he said that colorblind and suggested that may have been why he couldn’t distinguish between the tinted closed windows and the open window.
In a January court filing responding to the lawsuit, the cruise line included a series of still images that it said were taken from security video and show that Anello knew the window was open before holding his granddaughter up to it.