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Investigator: Woman said she pulled plug on fiancé's kayak

FILE - In this May 29, 2015 file photo, Angelika Graswald, center, stands in court with her attorneys Jeffrey Chartier, left, and Richard Portale at her arraignment in Goshen, N.Y. Authorities say Graswald removed a drain plug from Vincent Viafore's kayak in April 2015 and pushed a floating paddle away from him after his kayak capsized. A Cornwall police officer testified Monday, June 7, 2016, Graswald appeared calm and emotionless after she was rescued. (Allyse Pulliam/Times Herald-Record via AP, Pool, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

FILE - In this May 29, 2015 file photo, Angelika Graswald, center, stands in court with her attorneys Jeffrey Chartier, left, and Richard Portale at her arraignment in Goshen, N.Y. Authorities say Graswald removed a drain plug from Vincent Viafore's kayak in April 2015 and pushed a floating paddle away from him after his kayak capsized. A Cornwall police officer testified Monday, June 7, 2016, Graswald appeared calm and emotionless after she was rescued. (Allyse Pulliam/Times Herald-Record via AP, Pool, File) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

A New York State Police investigator says a woman accused of fatally sabotaging her fiancé's kayak on the Hudson River told an investigator she removed a plug on his kayak and manipulated his paddle.

Authorities say Angelika Graswald removed a drain plug from Vincent Viafore's kayak in April 2015 and pushed a floating paddle away from him after his kayak capsized.

A Cornwall police officer testified Monday Graswald appeared calm and emotionless after she was rescued.

State police senior investigator Aniello Moscato also testified Graswald told another investigator she had pulled a plug on the kayak and manipulated the ring on Viafore's paddle.

Neither prosecutors nor the defense can comment due to a gag order.

The defense maintains Viafore's death was accidental, and Graswald has denied murder and manslaughter charges.