Missing kayaker’s body found: Murder or mishap?


RANDI KAYE REPORTS.>>Reporter: AN EVENING KAYAK TRIP FOR A COUPLE THAT APPEARED VERY MUCH IN LOVE. BUT BEFORE IT WAS OVER, ANGELA’S VIEH ANZA — FIANCEA HAS DISPEERED, PRESUMED. THEY WERE BETWEEN PLUM POINT AND VASSER MAB ISLAND, GAS WALD CALLED 911 FROM THE RIVER TO REPORT HIS FIANCE’S KAYAK HAD CAPSIZED IN THE CHOPPY WATER AND COULDN’T FIND IT. >>IT WAS APRIL AFTER A COLD WINTER SO THE WATER WAS ONLY 40 DEGREES. RESCUE CREWED SEARCHED THE RIVER WITH NO LUCK. GRASS WALD, A U.S. PERMANENT RESIDENT BUT NOT A CITIZEN, DESCRIBED THE SCENE TO REPORTERS. >>I SAW HIM STRUGGLING, HE WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO PADDLE THE WAVES BECAUSE THEY WERE GETTING CRAZY. AND THEN I JUST SAW HIM FLIP. >>BUT THE POLICE DON’T BELIEVE THAT STORY. GRASS WALD IS CHARGED WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AND SECOND-DEGREE MANSLAUGHTER. THE INDICTMENT ALLEGED THAT AS HE REACHED FOR HIS PADDLE TO SAVE HIS OWN LIFE, GAS WALD PULLED IT AWAY. THIS IS HER DEFENSE LAWYER. >>DID YOUR CLIENT TRY TO SAVE HER FIANCE THAT NIGHT ON THE RIVER?>>I THINK SHE DID. EVEN IF SHE COULD HAVE GOTTEN TO HIM, SHE DIDN’T HAVE THE PHYSICAL ABILITY TO SAVE HIM. >>PROSECUTORS SUGGEST SHE MAY HAVE SET HIM UP TO DROWN BY TAMPERING WITH THE PLUG SO THE BOAT WOULD FILL WITH WATER. >>SO YOUR CLIENT DIDN’T REMOVE THE PLUG FROM THE KAYAK?>>SHE DID NOT. VINCENT LEFT IN HIS KAYAK WITHOUT THE PLUG, KNOWINGLY, AS HE’D DONE SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST.>>IN THE DAYS FOLLOWING THE TRAGEDY, GAS WALD POSTED THIS VIDEO OF HER DOING A CARTWHEEL AND SMILING SELFIES, ALL RAISING EYEBROWS AND SHOWED UP ON STAGE AT A LOKELE PUB SINGING — LOCAL PUB SINGING HOTEL CALIFORNIA, AND HER PERM FORMANCE WAS DESCRIBED AS STRANGE. >>DOES SHE HAS A TEMPER. >>THE TEMPER WOULD COME OUT ON OCCASION. THERE WAS NO INCLINATION SHE WAS CAPABLE OF ANYTHING REMOTELY CAPABLE OF THIS. >>WHEN SHE BROKE UP, SHE MADE AN ATTEMPT TO TAKE THE CASE. >>SHE THREATENED TO BREAK INTO THE HOUSE IF I DIDN’T GIVE HER THE CAT AND I GOT AN ALARM INSTALLED IN THE HOUSE THE NEXT DAY. >>SHE LATER MOVED INTO THIS TOWNHOUSE WITH VINCENT. AND WHY WOULD SHE WANT TO HARM HER FIANCE. THE PROSECUTOR SAID SHE STOOD TO INHERIT 250,000 DOLLARS FROM LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES AND TALKED WITH WHAT SHE — ABOUT WHAT SHE COULD DO WITH THE MONEY AFTER HIS DEATH. >>WAS SHE AWARE OF THE INSURANCE POLICIES. >>I’M NOT AWARE OF IT. >>WHAT ABOUT HER DIARIES? GRASS WALD TOLD A REPORTER SHE COMPLAINED ABOUT HER FIANCE WANTING A SEFRM YOU’LL THREE SOME. >>WHAT PARTNER HASN’T REQUESTED A THREE SOME. THIS IS NOT CRAZINESS. IT IS OUT OF THE ORDINARY BUT NOT A MOTIVE FOR MURDER

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