Prosecutors Point to Money as Motive in NY Kayak Slaying

ABC News' Linzie Janis reports the latest news on the Hudson River kayak murder case.
2:10 | 05/31/15

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new developments in the case of the death on New York's Hudson river. A woman accused of killing her fi a, in, ce on a kayak trip. Her lawyer said that she's the real victim in all of this. Now, he's revealing what kind of defense he's working on to clear his name. Linzie Janis with more. Reporter: Prosecutors say graswald is guilty of murder, even claiming they have a confession. But her lawyers say, recent developments it's the opposite, she's a victim in a terrible accident. This morning, defense attorneys for graswald hoping an autopsy will exonerate the 35-year-old for the murder of her fiance, Vincent viafore. We hope to see it's an accidental drowning. We don't have it yet. Reporter: In court Friday, pleading not guilty to intentional murder and reckless manslau manslaughter, her lawyer telling reporters, the charges don't add up. Graswald's arraignment coming just days after Vincent viafore's body was found in the Hudson river, six weeks after she told authorities and television cameras that his kayak capsized in choppy waters. I saw him struggling a little bit. Reporter: Prosecutors building their case against graswald, claiming she tampered with viafore's kayak and then waited 20 minutes to call 911 as he struggled in the water and even confessing that it felt good knowing that he was going to die. But her legal team calling those alleged confessions suspicious since police initially described inconsistencies in her story. Graswald is a victim here and that this was an accident. Reporter: Prosecutors claim that graswald stood to collect $250,000 in insurance money following viafore's death. She's been held on $3 million bail. All right, Linzie, thank you very much. Thanks, Linzie.

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