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The Glamorous Life and Grisly Death of Ben Novack Jr.

Gruesome New Details

Alejandro Gutierrez-Garcia
Alejandro Gutierrez-Garcia

The court appearance revealed gruesome new details; prosecutors alleged that Gonzalez had killed Novack with a set of dumbbells, while Gutierrez-Garcia, who had pleaded guilty and was cooperating with the investigation, cut the millionaire's eyes out and Narcy looked on.

And Garcia pointed the finger at Narcy for the murder of Bernice.

Throughout it all, Narcy Novack has maintained her innocence. With only two people still publicly claiming innocence — Novack and her brother, Cristobal Veliz — and the case being made for Bernice Novack's murder, a superseding indictment may be in the works for April 2011. In the most recent court appearance, Jacobson contended that Narcy and Veliz had masterminded Bernice's murder.

Narcy's lawyer, Howard Tanner, reaffirmed his client's innocence in the press despite the guilty pleas and cooperation of several suspects: "Whatever it is [Gonzalez has] admitted, if he's admitted anything, I don't believe that he will hurt my client because my client continues to assert her innocence."

LINK: Nancy Novak Sentencing

LINK: Nancy Novak Conviction


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