Wednesday 27 March 2019

Woman who caused fiancé's death on kayaking trip to be released from jail

Angelika Graswald (37) with Vincent Viafore (46)
Angelika Graswald (37) with Vincent Viafore (46) Newsdesk Newsdesk

A woman who caused her fiancé’s death by removing a drain plug from his kayak is to be released from prison.

Angelika Graswald (37) from New York pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide after her fiancé Vincent Viafore (46) died in 2015, according to CBS.

Graswald has been in jail since her April 2015 arrest.

Graswald and Mr Viafore went kayaking on the Hudson River in April 2015. Prosecutors said Mr Viafore's kayak started sinking after Graswald removed a drain plug.

It's reported that she committed the crime to get access to her fiancé's $250,000 life insurance policy.

State corrections spokesman Thomas Mailey says Graswald is being conditionally released from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility on Thursday, according to CBS.

Prosecutors have said she could face deportation to her native Latvia after her 16-month parole.

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