Grandfather of child who plunged to death from cruise ship doesn’t want plea deal

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — Salvatore Anello, the grandfather who has been charged with negligent homicide in the death of his 18-month-old granddaughter after she fell from a cruise ship, appeared in a Puerto Rico courtroom Tuesday morning for a status hearing in the case against him.Amid reports that the defense had rejected a plea deal from the prosecution that would allow Anello to avoid prison time, defense attorney Jose Perez told ABC News “the parties have talked about an agreement in general terms but nothing specific and nothing on paper.”Perez said that Anello does not want a plea deal: “He is firm that he is innocent.”Prosecutor Ivette Nieves told reporters outside of the courtroom Tuesday that the prosecution had not contemplated a plea deal, but they have also not discarded the idea.Anello’s defense told the court that they will be presenting experts that will analyze the scene and his medical records will be provided as well as testimony from his doctor. The defense is expected to provide the names of experts they plan to call to the court on Jan. 17.Perez told reporters after court that he was still awaiting information and additional documents from the prosecution.Chloe Wiegand, an 18-month-old from Indiana, was traveling with her grandparents and parents on the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas when she fell to her death in July as the ship was docked in San Juan.Chloe was with her grandfather in the children’s water park play area when her grandfather put her on a wood railing in front of a wall of glass windows, according to attorney Michael Winkleman.Winkleman said the grandfather put Chloe on the railing thinking she’d bang on the glass. However, the window was open and she was “gone,” Winkleman said in July, calling her death a “tragic accident that was preventable.”The family has also filed suit against Royal Caribbean, alleging negligence in leaving the window open.Speaking about Anello, Perez said that coming back to the island for each hearing is hard for him emotionally.Nieves also said they are moving toward putting the case to trial.Another status hearing in the case will be held on Jan. 27. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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No1 Johnny Cash tribute show comes to Letterkenny this weekend

first_imgThe smash hit band Cash Returns are making their way to the stage at The Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny on Sunday 26th May, with an exciting new show to mark the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash’s legendary ‘At San Quentin’ album. ‘Cash Returns’- has been hailed as simply the greatest and most exciting Johnny Cash & June Carter Tribute in the UK and Ireland by fans nationwide.Cash Returns’ very own ‘Johnny Cash’, who is played by the award winning JP Mac, has received high praise by Johnny Cash’s very own drummer of forty years. Mr WS ‘Fluke’ Holland said; “If anyone hears JP Mac they will know why he is an award winning Johnny Cash act – I would like to see this guy play in person” on his Tennessee radio show. The show has the whole country talking after a couple of recent national TV appearances with them having recently picked up ‘Best Tribute Band’ at the ‘Hot Country TV awards’.JP and the sassy and talented Karen Martin, (‘June Carter’), along with their electric live band who help bring that original unmistakeable sound will transport their audiences to 1969 when Cash & Carter reigned supreme and blew away the inmates of San Quentin penitentiary and the rest of the world with one of the most famous and iconic live musical performances in front of TV cameras.Experience for yourself the authentic sound they heard that special evening and listen to ‘A Boy Named Sue’, ‘Folsom Prison Blues’, ‘I Walk The Line’, ‘San Quentin’ and a whole lot more Cash hits. If you’re a true fan of the man in black, or you just simply want a great night out, you cannot afford to miss this spectacular show!Doors open 9pm with show beginning at 10pm. This is a ticket only event. Tickets €20, are available now both at the Clanree Hotel reception. (Call: +353 74 912 4369) or online at www.eventbrite.ieNo1 Johnny Cash tribute show comes to Letterkenny this weekend was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cash returnsclanree hotelEntertainmentJohnny CashletterkennyMUSICWhat’s on?last_img read more

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South African soccer fans 8

first_imgSoccer fans at a match between Manchester United and South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria. Manchester United won.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

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Champion Tree proclaimed in Johannesburg

first_imgA tree that Nelson Mandela planted with his wife, Graça Machel, in 2008, in Soweto has been declared a Champion Tree by Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo. As a provincial heritage site, the tree is protected and may not be cut nor damaged.The white stinkwood tree Nelson Mandela and Graça Machel planted in 2008 is named a Champion Tree on 8 November 2016. (Image: Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, Twitter)Brand South Africa reporterIn 2008, Nelson Mandela planted a tree in Thokoza Park, in Soweto. Today, the Celtis Africana, or white stinkwood, stands at almost 8 metres tall, and has been declared a Champion Tree.“[We are] proud to announce the declaration of the Mandela Champion Tree as a provincial heritage site,” said Johannesburg City Parks andZoo on 8 November 2016.The Gauteng Provincial Heritage Resources Authority (PHRA-G) has graded the site as a Site II Heritage Site. That meant “the tree is protected; it may not be cut, distributed or damaged and products from the tree may not be possessed, sold or transported without a licence”, said the department.The aim of such a declaration is to heighten socio-economic development in Soweto, particularly Thokoza Park, as a tourist attraction.Celtis africana (white stinkwood) stands at about 8 meters now:The white stinkwoodDid you know?When planted in a garden, it can reach a height of 12 metres.The trunk is usually smooth, covered in bark that ranges from pale grey to white.It flowers during spring, August to September. The flowers are small, greenish, star-like and inconspicuous.The tree is resilient because it is drought resistant and is able to withstand frost.It can be found in a wide range of habitats from South Africa’s coast to Ethiopia.The tree is able to grow in forests, rocky areas, the bushveld, on river banks, slopes of mountains, and even open grassland.Source: Johannesburg City ParksWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

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