Could Woman Who Admitted Sabotaging Fiance's Kayak Before His Death Be Deported?
A New York woman who has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the death of her fiancé during a kayaking excursion may face deportation when she gets out of prison.
Angelika Graswald, 36, a Latvian native, was on the Hudson River in April of 2015 with Vincent Viafore, 46, when his kayak capsized.
Viafore’s body was found weeks later. During a lengthy interrogation by investigators, Graswald reportedly admitted that she was “OK” with him being dead.
During the 11-hour interrogation, she was filmed doing yoga and playing hopscotch.
Graswald was accused of pulling the drain plug out of Viafore’s kayak and pushing a paddle away after it overturned.
In an agreement, Graswald pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. She could spend no more than four months behind bars.
Inside Edition asked District Attorney David Hoovler if Graswald could be deported.
He says it’s “an offense that is deportable,” but it is up to the appropriate authorities to decide.