Plea deal for Indiana granddad in girl’s cruise ship death

PUERTO RICO (ADAMS) – The grandfather of that little South Bend girl who died on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico last year is agreeing to a plea deal.

Sam Anello’s lawyers yesterday agreed to plead guilty to negligent homicide charges in 18-month-old Chloe Wiegand’s death.

Anello said that Chloe fell out of a window of the ship while they were docked. His lawyers say the plea deal comes with no jail time and no admission of facts. They say it’s the best outcome in the case. Anello will serve a probation sentence in Indiana.

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