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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Utah woman aboard a cruise ship (all times local):

10:40 a.m.

A neighbor of a 39-year-old Utah woman killed aboard an Alaska cruise says it’s completely out of character for the woman’s husband to be accused of such violence.

Dana Nicholls told The Associated Press that he has lived near Kristy and Kenneth Manzanares for about 10 years and they appeared to be the perfect family. He says they were celebrating their wedding anniversary on the cruise this week.

Kristy Manzanares was found dead in a blood-splattered cabin Tuesday night. Her husband has been charged with murder. The FBI says he told an acquaintance he did it because she laughed at him.

Nicholls has set up an online fundraising page for the couple’s three daughters, saying they’re just like his children.

The Emerald Princess cruise ship is docked in Juneau, Alaska, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The FBI is investigating the domestic dispute death of a Utah woman on board the ship, which was traveling in U.S. waters outside Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

The Emerald Princess cruise ship is docked in Juneau, Alaska, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The FBI is investigating the domestic dispute death of a Utah woman on board the ship, which was traveling in U.S. waters outside Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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11:20 p.m.

A Utah real estate agent killed on an Alaska cruise is being remembered by her employer as a trusted adviser and valued sales associate.

Kristy Manzanares was found dead in a blood-splattered cabin Tuesday night on the Emerald Princess. Her husband, Kenneth Manzanares, has been charged with murder.

She worked for Summit Sotheby’s International Realty in St. George, Utah.

Bryan Schroder, the acting U.S. Attorney for Alaska, left, and Marlin Ritzman, the special agent in charge of the FBI office in Alaska, address reporters Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska, after a Utah man was arrested on a criminal complaint charging him with murder in the death of his wife on an Alaska cruise. Kenneth Manzanares of Santa Clara, Utah, is charged in the July 25, 2017, death of his wife on board the Emerald Princess. The shape was sailing in U.S. waters, meaning the FBI investigated and charges are in the federal system. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Bryan Schroder, the acting U.S. Attorney for Alaska, left, and Marlin Ritzman, the special agent in charge of the FBI office in Alaska, address reporters Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska, after a Utah man was arrested on a criminal complaint charging him with murder in the death of his wife on an Alaska cruise. Kenneth Manzanares of Santa Clara, Utah, is charged in the July 25, 2017, death of his wife on board the Emerald Princess. The shape was sailing in U.S. waters, meaning the FBI investigated and charges are in the federal system. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

A statement from the company Thursday said the 39-year-old was a dedicated and loving mother who would juggle her professional schedule to make sure her children were the top priority.

Kenneth Manzanares made his initial court appearance Thursday, where he was appointed a federal public defender.

An FBI complaint says Manzanares told a man who went into the room that his wife would not stop laughing at him.

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