DuBois and Hoovler discuss indictment
GOSHEN – An Orange County grand jury has indicted Angelika Graswald
for second-degree murder in the death of her fiancée Vincent Viafore.
District Attorney David Hoovler announced the indictment this morning.
The indictment alleges that Graswald removed a plug from Viafore’s
kayak so that it would fill with water and tampered with his paddle. It
is also alleged that she moved the paddle away from him as he was struggling
to stay afloat with water temperatures in the 40 degree range, and failed
to assist him including by making timely calls for help.
Hoovler, Sheriff Carl DuBois, and a state police officer, gave brief details,
but declined to answer many media questions regarding specifics of the
case. Hoovler said the matter remains under investigation.
Hoovler would not answer a MidHudsonNews.Com question about whether there
could be any other suspects in the case, since the apparent motive is
The investigation is ongoing and for that reason, Viafore’s body,
which was recovered from the Hudson River off Cornwall on Saturday, has
not been released to his family.
Graswald remains in the Orange County Jail in lieu of $3 million cash
bail or $9 million bond.