GOSHEN, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- A woman who admitted to causing her fiancé’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, 36, received a sentence Wednesday in Orange County Court of 16 months to four years. She pleaded guilty last summer to criminally negligent homicide.
Graswald was originally charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of 46-year-old Vincent Viafore, of Poughkeepsie, who drowned while the couple was kayaking in April 2015.
Graswald, a Latvian national, admitted to pulling out the plug to Viafore’s kayak before they set out on the river on a day when conditions were dangerous.