Grandfather describes toddler’s fatal plunge from cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico

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A 51-year-old man from Indiana charged with negligent homicide in his granddaughter’s fatal plunge from a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico insists he didn’t realize an 11th-floor window was open before the 18-month-old fell.

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Salvatore Anello told “CBS This Morning” that Chloe Wiegand fell to her death back in July after he lifted her to a window on the Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas so she could bang on the glass like she did at hockey games.

The family is planning to sue Royal Caribbean.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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