Alleged Fiance Kayak Killer May Have Miscarried During Interrogation: Lawyer

The defense attorney for a woman accused of fatally sabotaging her fiance's kayak on the Hudson River says his client may have miscarried during an 11-hour interrogation.

Angelika Graswald's attorney, Richard Portale, also said during a pretrial hearing that his client -- a Latvian immigrant -- asked investigators "Who's Miranda?" hours after being read her Miranda warning, which informs suspects that they can say nothing about a crime and obtain a lawyer. 

State police Investigator Donald DeQuarto said in the hearing on whether Graswald's interrogation could be used during the trial that he he believed Graswald understood her rights when she admitted to removing the drain plug of Vincent Viafore's kayak in April 2015. 

DeQuarto says she also admitted to tampering with his paddle. Viafore drowned after his kayak capsized.

According to the New York Times, DeQuarto also testified that Graswold had suggested she may have been pregnant during the interrogation and that two hours in, she mentioned she might've had a miscarriage.

Graswald has pleaded not guilty to the crime.

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