Kayak Killer to be free in December in fiance's drowning death

Posted at 6:22 PM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 18:22:07-05

GOSHEN, NY (News 12/CNN) - A New York woman who pleaded guilty in July in the 2015 kayaking death of her fiancé, Vince Viafore, was sentenced on Wednesday to 16 months to four years in prison.

As part of a plea deal, Angelika Graswald, dubbed the Kayak Killer, admitted to causing her fiancé's drowning by removing a plug from his kayak. Graswald will get credit for the two-and-a-half years she has already served in prison, and is expected to be released in December.

Prosecutors said she was looking to cash out on his life insurance, and was unhappy in their relationship.  They also said she failed to help him while he was drowning, News 12 reported.

The report added that Viafore’s mother said after court that justice had not been served in the death of her son. Graswald is a native of Latvia and may face deportation once she is released from jail.  

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