WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There was a stunning twist in the murder-for-hire trial of Narcy Novack. She’s accused of conspiring with her brother to arrange the deaths of her millionaire husband, and his mother.
On Monday, she pointed the finger of blame at her own daughter, reported CBS 2’s Tony Aiello.
During the trial, the jury at Federal Court in White Plains will hear sordid details about the life and death of Ben Novack Jr., an eccentric millionaire into kinky sex and collecting batman memorabilia.
Prosecutors said two hit men, Joel Gonzalez and Alejandro Garcia, were hired for the job by Ben’s wife, Narcy Novack, and her brother, Cristobal Veliz.
From the very first interrogation, police focused their attention on Narcy Novack. On Monday, the prosecutor said she was driven by “jealousy, retribution and greed” to arrange the murder of her husband and his mother, Bernice, who was beaten to death three months earlier.
Narcy Novack and her brother masterminded “a complex and sinister plot to eliminate Bernice and Ben Novack and take control of their multi-million dollar estate,” the prosecutor said.
However, defense lawyers pointed the finger of blame at May Abad, Narcy Novack’s daughter from a previous marriage, claiming she orchestrated the diabolical plot to incriminate her mother and inherit millions.
A Florida cop who knew the Novacks told Aiello he doesn’t buy it.
“I was in Fort Lauderdale and heard that Ben had been murdered. I called Rye Brook Police and suggested that if Narcy Novack’s in town, they need to get a hold of her right away,” Steve Palazzo said.
Narcy Novack has been prone to outlandish claims and outbursts, including one the day her husband was found dead.
“If it … everything falls on me, just give me an electrical chair and put me out of my misery because I cannot take this anymore!” she said back in early February.
Narcy Novack is expected to take the stand in her own defense at some point during the six-to- eight week trial.
The two hit men have pleaded guilty and are now cooperating with the prosecution.
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