Witness provides possible motive in kayak murder

A pretrial hearing for the Poughkeepsie woman accused of murdering her fiance on the Hudson River entered its third day.

The prosecution's law enforcement witnesses are testifying about Angelika Graswald's alleged admissions.

The prosecution's law enforcement witnesses are testifying about Angelika Graswald's alleged admissions. (6/9/16)

GOSHEN - A pretrial hearing for the Poughkeepsie woman accused of murdering her fiance on the Hudson River entered its third day.

Prosecutors allege Angelika Graswald tampered with her fiance's kayak to kill him and collect on a life insurance policy. Her attorney says Viafore wasn't wearing a life jacket and died in a tragic accident.

A state police witness testified Thursday about a possible motive, claiming Graswald said her fiance was having second thoughts about getting married.

Investigator Anthony Dasilva testified about Graswald's seemingly odd behavior and statements made the day before her arrest last April. He recounted how the 36-year-old Poughkeepsie woman said Viafore had "postponed" their engagement, later admitting to tampering with his kayak and then saying she felt "free."

Graswald's attorney is under a gag order about details of the case, but spoke briefly about his client outside of court, saying that Graswald is confused and looking forward to going home.

Pretrial testimony is set to continue on June 20.

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