Narcy Novack Trial: Accused Widow Says She May Also Have Been Killers' Target


"I don't believe she was killed," she told the News Journal. "Not on my so-called orders and not on anybody's orders."

Prosecutors said Narcy ordered both hits to collect a $10 million estate, and to get revenge for a string of affairs her husband had. She denies it all.

In an unexpected twist in the case, one of the men who pleaded guilty to murdering Ben Novack is now expected to testify that it was Narcy Novack who let him and another hit man into the hotel room.

Criminal Defense Attorney Dana Cole expressed surprise that someone facing charges on a double murder, money laundering and conspiring to murder again would be willing to go under the scrutiny of the press.

"Generally, it's extremely unwise to sit down for an interview, unless her goal is to try to taint potential jurors, and create some sympathy," Cole told ABC News.

Jury selection for Narcy Novack's and her brother Cristobal Veliz's trial starts Tuesday in federal court in Westchester County, N.Y.

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