A prosecutor says the woman accused of killing her fiancé while kayaking on the Hudson River in April has confessed to tampering with his kayak, according to an article on Yahoo.com.
Angelika Graswald, 35, has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge in the death of Vincent Viafore near Bannerman Island on April 19. Viafore, 46, was not wearing a life jacket and his body hasn’t been found.
Assistant District Attorney Julie Mohl said at a bail hearing Wednesday that Graswald felt trapped and stood to benefit by $250,000 from life insurance policies. Mohl did not detail how Graswald tampered with her fiance’s kayak but said it filled with water and capsized. Viafore held onto his boat for 5 to 10 minutes, but Graswald allegedly called 911 some 20 minutes after his kayak capsized. Witnesses say she intentionally capsized her own kayak, Mohl said.
Graswald’s attorney said he is skeptical of the alleged confession. He also noted the language barrier between Graswald, who is originally from Latvia, and investigators.