Novack Widow Pleads Not Guilty to Charges Related to Husband's Murder

Narcy Novack enters plea in NY courtroom

By Brian Hamacher
|  Monday, Aug 9, 2010  |  Updated 1:30 PM EDT
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The widow of Fort Lauderdale millionaire hotel heir Ben Novack Jr. has pleaded not guilty to his murder.

Narcy Novack entered the plea Monday in a courtroom in White Plains New York, near the site of the hotel where her husband was found slain in his hotel room in July 2009. She was also denied a request for bail.

Narcy Novack, 53, was arrested in Fort Lauderdale last month, charged along with three accomplices -- including her brother -- in the bloody killing of the heir to Miami Beach's Fontainebleau Hotel estate.

Ben Novack Jr., 53, was found beaten and killed in his Rye Brook, N.Y. Hilton hotel room on July 12, 2009. Prosecutors allege Narcy Novack let two killers into the hotel room, watched as they beat her husband with dumbbells and ordered them to cut his eyes out. They claim she even handed them a pillow to smother her husband as they beat and slashed him to death.

The couple, who were married for 19 years, were in New York for a convention. Novack was the President and CEO of Convention Concepts Unlimited, based in Fort Lauderdale. Narcy, who stood to inherit millions from her husband, has also been accused of but not charged in the murder of mother-in-law Bernice Novack just two months before Ben's murder.

Narcy Novack was extradited to New York to face the charges, which include stalking and conspiring to commit interstate domestic violence.

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