GOSHEN, N. Y. – A woman who, in the first instance, charged with the murder in the drowning death of her fiancé during a New York kayak outing is released from prison after plead guilty to a lesser charge.
Thirty-seven-year-old Angelika Graswald, of Poughkeepsie (poh-KIHP’-see), admitted she should have seen the risk of danger, and was sentenced in November to 16 months to four years in prison.
Graswald and 46-year-old Vincent Viafore went kayaking on a turbulent River Hudson in April 2015. Investigators initially said Viafore, the kayak started sinking after Graswald secretly removed from a drain plug.
State corrections spokesman Thomas Mailey says Graswald is conditionally released from Bedford Hills Correctional facility on Thursday.
Graswald has been in prison since her arrest, and it is counted as time served. Prosecutors say they could face deportation to her native Latvia after his release on parole.