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BREAKING NEWS: Husband Arrested for Murdering Wife on Cruise Ship
KOGO ^ | Thursday, July 16, 2009

Posted on 07/16/2009 10:17:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Robert McGill was taken into custody aboard the Carnival Cruise ship Elation that returned to San Diego Thursday and is being charged with murdering his wife while on the cruise.

The San Diego Medical Examiner's office identifies the victim as 55-year-old Shirley McGill. She and her husband Robert lived in Los Angeles. They were on vacation on the ship.

FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said the 2,052-passenger Carnival Elation was on the last leg of a five-day trip to Baja Mexico on Tuesday when members of the ship's crew responded to a domestic dispute between the couple in their cabin. He says the crew members entered the cabin and found the woman dead. Investigators said the death happened Tuesday evening between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. The FBI sent agents out to sea Wednesday to investigate the incident.

Passengers said they were told nothing official but rumors flew on the ship Wednesday that a man may have killed his wife. Passengers disembarking told reporters waiting on shore that they had heard a man may have murdered his wife during the trip. According to one woman, on Tuesday night passengers heard a ship code over the public address system. Later they were told the code meant there had been a death onboard the ship. The passenger, Janie, told KOGO news partner NBCSanDiego.com that her maitre ‘d informed their table the man had stabbed his wife in the shower with their two children in the room. He also told the passengers that the man had been taken to the brig and the woman's body was kept in a morgue onboard.

The ship left San Diego on Saturday, July 11 and spent two days in Cabo San Lucas. The ship was scheduled to leave San Diego Thursday for four days and sail to Cabo San Lucas. An FBI spokesperson said Carnival Cruise Line is providing full cooperation and support in this investigation.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: crime; cruise; domesticviolence

1 posted on 07/16/2009 10:17:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
The Family Fun Ship ? RIP.
2 posted on 07/16/2009 10:22:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: nickcarraway

Some couples just need to take separate vacations.


3 posted on 07/16/2009 10:30:32 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: Jeff Chandler

She should have insisted on the four day cruise.


4 posted on 07/16/2009 10:33:16 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: trumandogz
She should have insisted on the four day cruise.

Definitely pushed their luck a bit too far.

5 posted on 07/16/2009 10:42:07 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: nickcarraway

That little getaway didn’t help mend a damn thing.


6 posted on 07/16/2009 10:44:07 PM PDT by blam
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Sounds like Chapter One of a funny book:


7 posted on 07/16/2009 10:49:36 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: nickcarraway

“The Love Boat”?


8 posted on 07/16/2009 10:53:30 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: nickcarraway

Hey, Bob, what’d you do this summer??

Ah, not much. Went on vacation.
Took a cruise.
Killed the nag.


9 posted on 07/16/2009 10:55:11 PM PDT by djf (Man up! Don't be a FReeloader! Make a donation today!)
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To: nickcarraway

The entire Pacific Ocean just outside his cabin, and this idiot tries to dispose of a body in a shower. Didn’t he ever read John D. MacDonald’s “Darker than Amber”?


10 posted on 07/16/2009 11:45:26 PM PDT by TChad
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To: nickcarraway

Stories like this make me mad because people start claiming that cruise ships are unsafe. I’ve been on 5 cruises and never felt unsafe once.

When the Titanic movie came out, I heard from so many people that they would never go on a cruise ship. I had to explain that things are much different now. (And if you’re cruising the Carribean or the Mediteranean), your chances of running into an iceberg are nil).

Not only should this guy be punished for killing his wife, there should be some extra punishment for doing damage to the cruise industry.


11 posted on 07/17/2009 2:16:01 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy
there should be some extra punishment for doing damage to the cruise industry.

Keelhauling?

12 posted on 07/17/2009 2:20:19 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: fatnotlazy
(And if you’re cruising the Carribean or the Mediteranean), your chances of running into an iceberg are nil).

Are you sure? I'll have to check that!

13 posted on 07/17/2009 2:56:43 AM PDT by gr8eman (Everybody is a rocket scientist...until launch day!)
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To: trumandogz

Or a three hour tour.


14 posted on 07/17/2009 6:14:26 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: nickcarraway

Sad for the children.


15 posted on 07/17/2009 6:17:09 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, if my friends back home
could get a good look
at all the fancy food
and the life that I took

If they could see me now
On deck beneath the moon
Playing shuffleboard
Inflicting deep stab wounds


16 posted on 07/17/2009 6:23:26 AM PDT by Sloth (The Second Amendment is the ultimate "term limit.")
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To: DryFly

Yeah, but she didn’t die - and she got her revenge, in the funniest of ways!


17 posted on 07/17/2009 6:53:51 AM PDT by melissa_in_ga (God Bless Sarah Palin)
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To: Jeff Chandler
That's a good idea...also some couples should learn to shut their mouths. I never understood lengthy arguments..usually about crap..
18 posted on 07/17/2009 1:27:10 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny
I never understood lengthy arguments..usually about crap..

Like suitcases or big forks and spoons?

19 posted on 07/17/2009 2:02:21 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: djf

Okay, class, welcome back to Los Angeles Community College’s Creative Writing class. If you recall, your Summer Break writing assignment was “What I Did on My Summer Vacation”. Now I would like you to read your compositions to the class.

Bob, would you like to go first?


20 posted on 07/17/2009 2:11:07 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: nickcarraway

Los Angeles teacher to be arraigned in wife's death on cruise ship

More Here

21 posted on 07/17/2009 2:17:42 PM PDT by kcvl
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Robert McGill, a longtime teacher for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, is accused of killing his wife, Shirley, while they were on the Carnival Cruise ship Elation on a five-day cruise to Cabo San Lucas. Shirley McGill, 55, was a recently retired employee of the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Canoga Park.

Robert McGill has worked for the Office of Education since 1979, most recently as a teacher in an independent study program for at-risk teens in Canoga Park.


22 posted on 07/17/2009 2:18:55 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: nickcarraway

Shirley McGill

23 posted on 07/17/2009 2:20:15 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: nickcarraway

I thought the appropriate think to do in such a situation was to throw her overboard.

Does Carnival provide knives to distressed passengers?


24 posted on 07/17/2009 2:39:25 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: kcvl
Los Angeles teacher

Democrats Gone Wild!


25 posted on 07/17/2009 3:16:05 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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