Graswald Defense Awaits Evidence, Autopsy Report

Angelika Graswald, the Poughkeepsie woman who has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection to the death of her fiancé in a kayaking accident, attended a pretrial conference in Orange County Court this past week. However, it is likely the last time she will appear in court for several months, as both the prosecution and her defense […]

Prosecutors’ case based mostly on Graswald’s statements

According to a recent article in the New York Times, the prosecutors handling the case against Angelika Graswald are suffering from a lack of physical evidence that implicates the defendant. Graswald was charged with second degree murder by the Orange County district attorney’s office, who claims that she caused the death of her fiancé, Vincent Viafore, while the […]

Body of missing kayaker identified

According to a recent article on this weekend, the body of missing kayaker Vincent Viafore was recovered from the Hudson and was positively identified by medical examiners. Viafore’s fiancee, Angelika Graswald, has been charged with his murder. According to Assistant District Attorney Julie Mohl, Graswald allegedly tampered with her fiancee’s kayak and made incriminating […]

Portale defends accidental nature of kayak accident in Graswald murder case

A recent article published in the New York Times reported on a number of different kayaking mistakes that Angelika Graswald and her missing fiancé, Vincent Viafore, made the day that Viafore disappeared while the two were kayaking on the Hudson River. The list of mistakes includes the fact that neither were wearing wet or dry suits to […]

Richard Portale Representing Angelika Graswald in Murder Case

On May 13th, Angelika Graswald was charged with the second-degree murder of her fiancé, Vincent Viafore. Graswald’s bail was set at $3 million cash or $9 million bond. The incident spurring her arrest occurred on April 19th when Graswald and Viafore were kayaking on the Hudson near Bannerman Island, the site of Bannerman Castle 50 […]

Portale accuses police of rushing to judgment in Angelika Graswald case

In an article published on, attorney Richard Portale accused police of “rushing to judgment” in their arrest of his client, Angelika Graswald. Graswald was arrested in connection to the death of her fiancé, Vincent Viafore. According to Graswald, she and Viafore were kayaking on the Hudson River on April 19th when strong winds and rough water caused […]

Portale claims Graswald being unfairly judged by police due to Facebook posts

In an article posted on, attorney Richard Portale stated that police are unfairly judging his client, Angelika Graswald, based on content she posted to Facebook after the disappearance of her fiancé, Vincent Viafore. According to Portale, photos and videos posted to Facebook after Viafore’s disappearance in which Graswald could have been perceived as happy affected police and […]

Richard Portale argues that alcohol may have played a role in Vincent Viafore’s death

As cited in a recent New York Post article, Richard Portale has stated that Vincent Viafore, the missing kayaker whose body was found last week in the Hudson River, died of an accidental drowning that could have been influenced by drinking before kayaking. Portale is representing Viafore’s fiancé, Angelika Graswald, who is currently charged with his murder. Portale reported […]

Woman charged with murdering ex-boyfriend, bond set at $500,000

A New York City woman was charged with shooting her ex-boyfriend in the head from the back seat of his car in August 2014. Cheryl Nisbett allegedly used the gun of Robert Ashbourne, her ex-boyfriend, to shoot him. Her first court appearance on October 7 resulted in a bail set at $500,000 and an order […]

Woman’s death after silicone procedure ruled a homicide

On May 30, 34-year-old Kelly Mayhew was found unresponsive after a silicone procedure in New York City. Latrice Mayhew, the victim’s mother, called 911 and tried to revive her but she did not survive. Mayhew had the illegal procedure at a house on Dickens Street, Far Rockaway in Queens. The police said that Mayhew went […]