Woman Accused in Fiance's Kayak Death Insists From Jail: 'I Loved Him'
In a prison interview with ABC’s 20/20 Angelika Graswald maintains she did not kill her fiancé during a kayak trip in upstate New York.
Asked point blank if she murdered Vincent Viafore, the woman replies “No. No. I didn’t kill him.”
Graswald, of Poughkeepsie, was charged in April with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. She is behind bars in Orange County in lieu of $3 million bail.
Prosecutors contend she removed a plug from Viafore’s kayak, which caused the vessel to fill with water and capsize. Graswald drowned on April 19.
Authorities said Graswald watched as her boyfriend went under.
“I loved him. I did not want to kill him. I didn’t do anything to kill him,” she told co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas in an exclusive jailhouse interview that will air Friday night.