Grandpa Whose 18-Month-Old Granddaughter Died in Cruise Ship Fall Pleads Guilty to Negligent Homicide: Report

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Salvatore Anello, the Indiana grandfather who has been accused of accidentally dropping his 18-month-old granddaughter out of a window to her death on a cruise ship last year, has reportedly pleaded guilty to negligent homicide.

Anello said he made the decision to "help end the nightmare" for his family, ABC News reported.

"I was placed in charge of keeping my beautiful granddaughter safe and I failed. It will always be a constant nightmare every day and every night for the rest of my life," Anello said in a statement Tuesday.

Anello has maintained that he and his granddaughter, Chloe Wiegand, were in a play area on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship last July, and he thought the window she fell out of was closed. He said when Chloe went to bang on it, she fell from the 11th floor.