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Kansas man, Eric Duane Newman, admits killing college professor girlfriend Tamara Tucker last year after he strangled her on a cruise ship and threw her body over the 13th floor balcony

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Kansas man, 55, admits to killing his college professor girlfriend, two days after her 50th birthday, when he threw her over the balcony on a cruise ship, 30 miles off the Florida coastline
Eric Duane Newman Tuesday pled guilty to second-degree murder on Tuesday in the January 2018 death of his longtime girlfriend Tamara Tucker 
Newman of Kansas and his 50-year-old girlfriend were on a Carnival cruise from Jacksonville, Florida, to the Bahamas at the time
On Jan 18 , 2018, one day into their four-day cruise Newman said, the couple started arguing in their 13th deck cabin just before midnight
He said he strangled Tucker then pushed her over the cabin room balcony railing to the 11th deck 
Tucker, a full-time faculty member in the social work department at Park University in Parkville, Missouri,  died from blunt force trauma caused by the fall 
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Eric Duane Newman, [photo], pled guilty to second-degree murder on Tuesday in the death of his longtime girlfriend Tamara Tucker aboard a Carnival Cruise ship on Jan 18, 2018

A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend by strangling her then pushing her over a balcony on a cruise ship off the coast of Florida last year.
Eric Duane Newman, 55, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Tuesday in the January 2018 death of his girlfriend Tamara Tucker.
Newman and his 50-year-old longtime girlfriend, Tucker, were on a Carnival cruise from Jacksonville, Florida, to the Bahamas at the time.


The couple were staying in a cabin on the 13th deck.
Newman admitted during his plea hearing in federal court in Kansas that the couple started arguing in their cabin just before midnight on January 18.
He testified that he strangled Tucker then pushed her over the cabin room balcony railing to the 11th deck, causing fatal head injuries as she hit balconies below.

Carnival Cruise 2Newman admitted he strangled Tucker then pushed her over the cabin room balcony railing to the 11th deck. The couple started arguing in their 13th deck cabin that  just before midnight, leading to the incident 
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