The woman who killed her fiance by sabotaging his kayak has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to negligent homicide.
According to the Associated Press, 37 year-old Angelika Graswald had removed a plug from her husband-to-be’s kayak during a paddling trip down New York’s Hudson River. As a result, Vincent Viafore died that frigid December day.
At first, police suspected Viafore’s death was caused by rough waters on the Hudson. But after talking with Graswald and her admitting she removed a plug, the accused was taken into custody and interrogated. “I wanted him dead, and now he’s gone and I’m fine with it,” she is recorded as saying during one such interrogation session. Investigators stopped short of a murder charge due to lack of hard evidence as well a reliance on contradictory statements made by Graswald.
A Latvian national, Graswald could see up to 4 years in prison and be deported after finishing out her prison time.
Find the entire Associated Press article here: Woman Gets Up to 4 Years in Fiance’s River Kayaking Death