‘Kayak Killer’ Angelika Graswald released from prison

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BEDFORD HILLS -

The Poughkeepsie woman who tampered with the plug on her fiance’s kayak and didn’t call for help as he fell into the frigid waters of the Hudson River was released from prison Thursday.

Officials say Angelika Graswald was released from the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility after more than two years as part of a plea deal.

Graswald was facing murder charges in the drowning death of Vincent Viafore, but instead pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide.

She was sentenced last month to up to four years behind bars after pleading guilty.

The Latvian native was facing 25 years to life.

Graswald will be on parole for 16 months and will be living in a supervised transitional home for women in Orange County.  She also could face deportation.

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