Robert McGill Arrested and Accused of killing his wife, Shirley McGill, on Carnival Cruise Ship Elation


Another death aboard a cruise ship, this time the suspect has been arrested and is in custody.


Robert McGill arrested or the murder of his wife

55 year old Robert McGill has been arrested and and charged with the murder of his wife,
Shirley McGill, on Tuesday night during a domestic dispute aboard the Carnival cruise ship Elation.

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Shirley McGill murdered

Ship officials responded to a report of a domestic dispute about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday while the vessel was on the last leg of a Baja cruise, Foxworth said. When they arrived at the cabin, they found the woman dead.

The FBI was notified Tuesday night by Carnival officials that “potentially a murder situation” had occurred. Twenty FBI agents were taken by Coast Guard cutter to the ship Wednesday to investigate, said Keith Slotter, special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Diego office.

Man Accused Of Killing Wife During Mexico Cruise

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 a husband and wife in their cabin.

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Posted July 16, 2009 by
Crime, Cruise Ship, Murder | 8 comments

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “Robert McGill Arrested and Accused of killing his wife, Shirley McGill, on Carnival Cruise Ship Elation”

    1. Michelle Smith on July 16th, 2009 8:56 pm

      WOW! Just wow! Can’t people solve arguments any other way than to murder? and on a cruise ship. At least this one got arrested before he could dispose of the body overboard and claim she fell.

    2. Dee on July 16th, 2009 9:55 pm

      My family and I just arrived back from the 5 day cruise on the Elation this morning. It was really shocking and crazy to hear what had happened from my cousin’s wife (who wasn’t with us). The crew members and staff really kept it hidden because last night everyone on board was having a great time. My family and I were 3 floors up from where it happened. I’m still reading more about this tragic event.

    3. PA Mom on July 17th, 2009 8:08 am

      Abuse always turns out this way. There is no happy ending until the victim runs away (not walks). This is not the first time this man hurt his wife. It is the last.

    4. Fox 11 News Los Angeles References Scared Monkeys in Death of Shirley McGill by Husband Robert McGill Aboard Cruise Ship Carnival Elation | Scared Monkeys on July 18th, 2009 2:44 pm

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    5. Nivea Sanchez on August 13th, 2009 5:04 am

      OMG Mr. Robert McGill was my teacher. He helped me so much. Because of him i left my abusive boyfriend. I Would never imajine my teacher would do such a thing. I am just so sad when i heard what happend. I am a teen parent and well i thank God that I had an amazing teacher like him. yes he did something very bad and may God forgive him. All i know that he was the sweetest teacher i have had. yes he was stricked but he gave me so much advice about my past abusive relationship. If it werent for him i might have been dead.

    6. Coty on August 20th, 2009 1:30 am

      Mr.Mcgill was also a teacher of mine who helped me graduate on time after I had some hard times my senior yer. He was even nice enough to come to my home cause I just didnt feel like getting out of bed half the time. He didnt have to do it… he did it just because he really cared and wanted to help. He is a good man in fact a great man. I know that because i watched him not only touch my life and change it but also many others. May god be with him. I dont know why he did this but the man who did this was not the man so many people in this community know and love.

    7. araceli on January 2nd, 2011 12:28 pm

      Mr. Mcguill was my teacher in fact when he left for the cruise i was one of his current students. he was a great teacher but what people dont mention was that he worked for the police i dont know why they wont say anything bout it. mr. mcguill always talked about it. i just cant believe that he would do this. i found out when i went to go see him the staff were the ones who told me i was in shock. i remember he would always talk about how much he loved his wife and that they were high school sweethearts who had broken up married other people but when they met up again they fell in love again and got married

    8. Ryan on July 16th, 2011 8:57 am

      Maybe she was mouthing off at him and he finally. His wife looks like she could be a bitch. And finally he snapped and choked a bitch. I’m not saying it’s right but you shouldn’t poke a bear too hard.
      SM: Um, because that is what normal people do? Seems a bit extreme, eh?

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