Narcy Novack pleads not guilty in connection to husband's murder
The wife of slain millionaire Ben Novack, Jr. entered a not guilty plea in White Plains federal court today in connection with her husband's death.
Narcy Novack, who has been in jail since last summer, is accused of hiring three men, including her brother, who allegedly bludgeoned her husband to death in a hotel room at the Rye Town Hilton in July 2009.
Novak's lawyer says his client continues to assert her innocence; however, there's speculation that one of her co-defendants, Joel Gonzalez, is cooperating with the U.S. Attorney's Office and could plead guilty.
The attorneys for Novack, her brother, Cristobel Veliz, and the other man charged, Dennis Ramirez, were all in court for the status hearing, but Gonzalez's attorney was noticeably missing.
According to prosecutors, they are also planning to expand the case against Novack and her brother. They believe the two are responsible for plotting the beating death of Ben Novack, Jr.'s mother, Bernice, in Florida.
Prosecutors now have until early April to tell the defense attorneys if they plan to include the Bernice Novack homicide in their arguments.
The suspects aredue back in court April 8.
Narcy Novack back in White Plains federal court
Arrests made in slaying of Ben Novack Jr.