TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Calif. man jailed 7 years after wife falls overboard

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, 6:45 p.m.
 

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — A California man has been arrested in southwest Florida on an outstanding murder warrant in the death of his ex-wife, who went overboard off an Italian cruise ship seven years ago.

Lonnie Kocontes, 55, was taken into custody on Friday night by federal marshals, authorities said.

Prosecutors said on Saturday that Kocontes strangled his ex-wife Micki Kaneski on board the cruise ship Island Escape and then threw her body overboard into the Mediterranean Sea on May 26, 2006.

The arrest ended an investigation that started in 2008, when Kocontes began transferring more than $1 million from Kaneski's bank accounts into joint accounts he held with his new wife.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Pentagon leery of Russia’s ‘hybrid warfare’
  2. Anti-Clinton crowd looks left to Sanders
  3. Obama’s planned trip to Ethiopia riles some emigres
  4. Santorum charter flight tab broke $400K
  5. Some Texans fear military training mission has ulterior motives at Obama’s direction
  6. Diebold, heirs of Prohibition agent Ness squabble over stock find
  7. Volunteers key in marine rescues
  8. Former Los Angeles police officer who killed shares lessons
  9. Smoke clears at CSX derailment site in Tennessee
  10. After years in obscurity, Medal of Honor recipient to be reburied with military honors
  11. After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M