Skip to comments.Woman Gets 4 Years in Fiance's Drowning Death; Admits to Pulling Plug From His Kayak
Posted on 11/10/2017 3:34:10 PM PST by nickcarraway
Woman gets 4 years in fiance's drowning death; admits to pulling plug from his kayak
A woman who admitted to causing her fiance's death by removing a plug from his kayak before a Hudson River outing has been sentenced to up to four years in state prison.
Angelika Graswald, 37, received a sentence Wednesday in Orange County Court of 16 to 48 months. After originally being charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter, Graswald pleaded guilty in July to the reduced charge of criminally negligent homicide.
Prosecutors say she removed the plug from 46-year-old Vincent Viafore's kayak in April 2015, causing him to drown.
Graswald admitted that she pulled the plug to the kayak, knew the drain plug was out, and that the ring was not on the paddle of Viafore's kayak. She also admitted to knowing that the weather would be dangerous, knew he was drinking, and also that he was not wearing gear which would cause a risk of death that she failed to perceive.
Viafore's family walked out of court disappointed with the realization that Graswald will likely be released next month. Her lawyer, Richard Portale, had said before the sentencing that because Graswald has been in jail since her arrest, she could be released on parole in late December. After the sentencing, he reiterated that estimate outside the courthouse, where he read a statement by Graswald.
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A real sweetheart.
She’ll be out next month. He’ll still be dead.
They said she might still get his insurance payout?
They are probably lucky she got this much. It’s hard to convict a woman of something like this.
Well, that certainly was an oversight. Oops.
It actually sounds like first degree murder more than anything else.
I used to be an avid kayaker. I NEVER put my ass in my boat without my PFD (life jacket). NEVER.
Premeditated murder for money, deserving of the death penalty in many states (not N.Y. though).
Do you wonder why some people “take the law into their own hands?”
“Its hard to convict a woman of something like this.”
WTF does that mean?
I assume the water temperature entered into it because otherwise, why didn’t he tread water until help arrived?
How is this possible?
Remember the case of a woman in Tennessee a few years ago? She shot her husband while he was sleeping and presented an affirmative defense with no evidence. She was acquitted of everything.
4 effin years? That’s a joke, right?
Murder your fiance, and you’re out in no time.
Lie to Mueller, and you’re toast.
By then Graswald was already in jail, charged with murder. The charge came after prosecutors said the missing plug from Viafore’s kayak was found in the car Graswald was driving.
Laz should not hit it for his own personal safety.
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