A hit man who admitted killing a Florida millionaire and his mother has been sentenced to 17½ years behind bars.
Novack and her brother Cristobal Veliz were convicted last year of arranging the 2009 killings of Ben Novack Jr. and Bernice Novack. The siblings are serving life in prison.
Ben Novack's father built the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach.
Garcia admitted that he helped kill Ben Novack in a Westchester County, New York hotel room and Bernice Novack at her Fort Lauderdale home. Another man who was involved in their fatal beatings, Joel Gonzalez, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He also cooperated with prosecutors.
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