Angelika Graswald told a dramatic and tragic story about the last time she saw her fiance on April 19 to the media and police.

The chilly Hudson River waters off Cornwall-On-Hudson got choppy and both their kayaks capsized, throwing them into the drink around 7:30 p.m.

Graswald, 35, was rescued.

Vincent Viafore, 46, has not been seen since.


On Thursday, with no body, state police alleged the Poughkeepsie man’s fiancee was a black widow-in-waiting and she was charged with second degree murder.

Graswald "did intentionally cause the death of Viafore," according to a criminal complaint by the Orange County District Attorney's office obtained by ABC News .

Details were scarce, however, and there was no account as to how they made their conclusion about Graswald, also of Poughkeepsie.

She is due in court May 5 and Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler in a statement said: “My office is working closely with the New York State Police to ensure that this case can be presented to an Orange County Grand Jury next week.”

Graswald told News 12 Westchester a dramatic account of her fiance’s final moments.

Viafore struggled to paddle the waves and then tossed him into the drink without a life jacket.

As she paddled toward him, she told News 12 : “He said, 'I don't think I'm gonna make it,' and I said ‘What are you talking about? Of course you are.'”

She was also thrown in the water at that point -- and says she lost sight of him then.

Graswald was treated and released from a local hospital for hypothermia, ABC says.

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