Fla. woman gets life in prison in family killings

FILE - This is a 2010 file photo provided by the Broward Sheriff's Office of Narcy Novack of Fort Lauderdale who is charged with orchestrating the 2009 killings of her husband, Ben Novack Jr., and her mother-in-law, Bernice Novack. Prosecutors said Thursday, March 8, 2012 that next month, when she goes on trial, jurors should hear the bizarre complaints Narcy Novack made about her millionaire husband whose murder she allegedly arranged - even if they're not true. (AP Photo/Broward Sheriff's Office, File)

December 17, 2012 10:04:48 AM PST
A woman from Florida has been sentenced to life in prison in the killings of her millionaire husband and mother-in-law.

Narcy Novack of Fort Lauderdale was not in the White Plains, N.Y., courtroom to hear the sentence on Monday. She waived her right to appear, just as she did when the verdict was delivered in June.

Her brother and co-defendant, Cristobal Veliz of Brooklyn, was also sentenced to life in prison in federal court in White Plains.

They were convicted of hiring hit men to carry out the 2009 beating deaths of Ben Novack Jr. in New York and Bernice Novack in Florida. Ben Novack was the son of the man who built the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach.