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Apr082011

Fontainebleau Murders: Victims' Relative Wants Suspect to Feel Pain

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- A relative of murder victims connected to the Miami Beach's Fontainebleau Hotel said she wants their accused killer Narcy Novack to suffer for her actions.

Novack is facing charges in the death of her wealthy hotel heir husband 53-year-old Ben Novack Jr. and conspiring to kill her 87-year-old mother-in-law, Bernice Novack.

"I want her to experience pain, I want her to experience everything that lock up and jail would give her," said Meredith Fiel, who is Ben Novack's cousin and Bernice Novack's niece.

In a new indictment issued this week, the FBI alleges that Narcy Novack murdered twice, stole, laundered money and conspired to murder again in an elaborate plot, hatched along with her brother, to gain her millionaire husband's estate.

The plot comprised seizing control of Ben Novak's millions in real estate, cars, jewelry and one of the world's largest collections of Batman memorabilia -- including the original Batmobile.

Ben Novack was the son of the founder of the landmark Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach featured in classic films like Goldfinger and Scarface.  Showbiz icons like Frank Sinatra roamed the hotel's halls, often patting the younger Novack on the head as a child.

In the indictment filed on Tuesday, Narcy Novack is charged with arranging the April 2009 attack on Ben Novack's 87-year-old mother Bernice Novack, who was found dead in her Fort Lauderdale home.

Following Bernice Novack's death, Narcy allegedly went after her husband, Ben Novack.

In July 2009, investigators say Narcy opened the door to the hotel suite she shared with her husband in Rye Brook, New York and let three assailants slipped in.  They bound Ben Novack then bludgeoned him with a dumbbell and Narcy gave them a pillow to muffle his screams.  Narcy even allegedly ordered the attackers to gouge out Ben's eyes.

She also allegedly tried to make it look like a robbery and the next day stole over $100,000 from his business.

She tried to bribe one potential witness to frame her own daughter for the killing and then tried to have a witness killed, according court papers.

However, Narcy Novack's lawyers insist she had nothing to do with the murders and that there is no evidence and that the allegations have no more weight than a traffic ticket. 

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