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Grandfather To Plead Guilty In Granger Toddler's Cruise Ship Death

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man who was holding his granddaughter before she fell from a cruise ship window and plunged to her death in Puerto Rico says he's agreed to a plea deal.

Salvatore Anello says he wants to "help end part of this nightmare." 

Attorney Michael Winkleman says Anello filed documents Monday in a Puerto Rico court to change his plea to guilty to a charge of negligent homicide in the death of 18-month-old Chloe Wiegand last July.

He says Anello won't serve time behind bars.

Investigators have said Anello was leaning out of an 11th-floor window on a Royal Caribbean Cruises ship before he picked up the toddler and she slipped from his grip.

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