Woman wakes from coma to deny she jumped from cruise ship; attempted murder investigation opened
Police in Northen Italy opened an attempted murder investigation after a woman thought to have tried suicide by jumping to her death off a cruise ship awoke from a long coma and said she did not try to kill herself.
The 53-year-old woman, who works at a bank in the northern Italian, told police she had argued with her new boyfriend in their cabin on the Costa cruise ship docked in the Norwegian shortly before falling off the boat on July 19, the Turin daily La Stampa reported.
She told the paper she could not remember how she managed to fall 115 feet from her balcony cabin into the icy waters of the Norwegian fjord.
“I don’t remember if he pushed me, but I certainly didn’t want to commit suicide,” Laura Stuardo told the Turin daily newspaper.
“It was an extremely long drop,” she said. “I screamed, then there was the impact with the water. I don’t remember anything else.”
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