Woman Pleads Guilty To Causing Fiancé’s Death

A New York woman is accused of killing her fiancé, Vincent Viafore, during a kayaking trip two years ago.

On April of 2015, Angelika Graswald went kayaking with her fiance Vincent Viaforé on the Hudson River when he drowned. At first the death was deemed an accident, but upon further investigation, it became apparent it was no accident.

Upon further examination of Graswald, she expressed frustration over their relationship and described her ambivalence as he drowned. Throughout the investigation she maintained her innocence.

Police discovered his kayak was tampered with and surprised by the delayed call to 911. Police were also suspicious of Viafore’s $250,000 life insurance policy.

Graswald admitted she removed the plug from the kayak and later was charged with second degree murder. Graswald pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide.  She is awaiting her sentence.