Fox 11 News Los Angeles References Scared Monkeys in Death of Shirley McGill by Husband Robert McGill Aboard Cruise Ship Carnival Elation


Hat tip to Fox 11 News for their Scared Monkeys reference in the crime coverage of the murder Shirley McGill aboard the Carnival Elation, watch video below.


Robert and Shirley McGill

All too often we are covering a crime or missing persons case aboard a cruise ship where someone has fallen overboard like HERE, HERE and HERE. Or when individuals are possibly pushed overboard or a mysterious death like George Smith on the high seas with no suspects ever arrested. However, that was not the case of murdered 55 year old Shirley McGill. It would appear that Robert McGill has all but confessed to the crime:

Then, gesturing to the family members, he was heard to say, “That’s putting more financial burden on top of the pain and horror I’ve caused this family.”

Robert McGill killed his wife aboard the Cruise ship Carnival Elation as they celebrated Robert McGills 55th birthday. What a way to spend one’s birthday and the last Robert McGill will ever be partaking in as a free man. See the picture from the SD Tribune of Robert McGill being arrested and escorted off the Carnival Elation.

According to the San Diego Tribune, Robert McGill confessed to federal agents that he killed his wife.

It would seem that Robert McGill murdered his wife with his bare hands in the bathroom of their cruise ship cabin. On Tuesday night at approximately 8:20 pm, ships officials responded to a domestic dispute at the McGill cabin where they found Shirley McGill dead.

An affidavit accompanying the complaint by an FBI agent said that Robert McGill’s “knuckles appeared as if he had been in a fight” when he was detained aboard ship.

U.S. Magistrate Judge McCurine entered a not guilty plea to a murder charge on McGill’s behalf and set the next hearing for July 23. Robert McGill was also ordered held without bail.

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NBC Los Angeles is reporting that Robert and Shirley McGill were former high school sweethearts who were reunited and married five years ago. What a sad and tragic ending to what should have been a fairy tale marriage.

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