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Pre-Trial Work Ends In Case Of Poughkeepsie Woman Charged In Fiance's Death

Angelika Graswald
Angelika Graswald Photo Credit: New York State Police

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The judge in the case of Angelika Graswald, the Poughkepsie woman accused of tampering with her fiance's kayak leading to his drowning, says that he will decide on July 28 what evidence and testimony will be allowed in the murder trial, according to Time Warner Cable News.

On the final days of pre-trial hearings in Orange County Court before Judge Robert Freehill, defense attorney Richard Portale questioned a State Police investigator about his interrogation of Graswald. Interrogations were noteworthy at points with Graswald claiming to have a miscarriage in the bathroom and apparently admitting to killing her fiancé, Vincent Viafore, according to Time Warner Cable News.

Portale also raised questions about Graswald's grasp of her Miranda rights. Susan McCardell, a volunteer on Bannerman Island, was the final witness called by the defense and supplemented the assertion that Graswald was treated harshly by police on the scene.

Graswald is charged with second-degree murder and being held on $3 million bail, according to Time Warner Cable News.

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